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May 21, 2024
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Ten minor girls rescued from Orchestra Troupe in East Champaran, two arrested

MOTIHARI (Kotwa): East Champaran’s Kotwa police have rescued ten young girls, including one from Nepal, from an orchestra troupe following a communication from the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) headquarters in Delhi. The police have arrested two people, Nandu Yadav and Manjay Yadav, who had forcibly engaged the girls and others in the troupe. The rescue operation was conducted after the NCPCR informed the district police that 4-5 minor girls had been trafficked from West Bengal and were being confined in the district.

During the investigation, the police found that ten girls were being forced to perform in separate orchestra troupes and were allegedly sexually abused. One of the rescued minors, who hails from Nepal’s Dhanusa district, revealed that she had come to the district with a man she was in love with, but he had abandoned her there.

Narmdeshwar Singh, in-charge of Kotwa police station, stated that the investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are likely to be made in connection with the case. The rescued girls have been sent to a shelter home, where they will receive counseling and medical care. The police are also working on tracing the families of the rescued minors.

The incident highlights the continuing problem of child trafficking and sexual abuse in Bihar. The authorities must take strict action against the perpetrators of such heinous crimes and provide better protection to vulnerable children. The NCPCR and other organizations working to protect the rights of children must continue their efforts to prevent such incidents and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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