Maoists on Saturday released the three Bandua children they were holding in captivity since September 13.
"The credit for this goes to HT and other media that took up the issue so prominently," said Jharkhand director general of police (DGP) Rajiv Kumar .
Of the eight children and two adults abducted by the rebels, everyone returned home except 10-year-old Pardeshi Lohra, who died in an explosion during a Maoist training session, four days after he was kidnapped.
Latehar SP Michael Raj said, “The children are in a state of shock. They are unable to narrate the order of events.”