The incident allegedly happened at Toranghatu village in Jagannathpur sub-division of the district.
A section of the media Monday reported that a poverty striken tribal couple had sold off their two daughters, both minors, for Rs 1,500 each to a brick kiln owner of Howrah in West Bengal.
"Though it is a three-year-old case, the incident came to our notice after a section of the media reported it on Monday," an official of the district administration said.
"I have also asked the Child Welfare Committee to probe the incident to find out the truth," she said, adding necessary action will be taken against the culprits on the basis of the findings.
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