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Five girls rescued from being trafficked in Berhampur, Orissa

At least five girls, two of them minors, were rescued from riot-hit Kandhamal district while being allegedly trafficked to other states, police said.

india Updated: Apr 20, 2010 18:53 IST

At least five girls, two of them minors, were rescued from riot-hit Kandhamal district while being allegedly trafficked to other states, police said.

The girls, from Manajodi village under Daringibadi block, were spotted by volunteers of 'Childline', an non-governmental organisation, at the railway station in Berhampur on Monday night, Government Railways Police said.

"The girls were later lodged in Utkal Balashram. They would be handed over to their parents in presence of the police tomorrow," director of Childline (Berhampur) Sudhir Sabat said.

He said the rescued girls initially tried to hide their identity. The girls, however, admitted that they were being trafficked.

The police had arrested three persons last month, including a couple, while they were allegedly trafficking minor tribal girls from Daringibadi block.

Members of the NGO had also rescued at least a dozen girls from the railway station in Berhampur on January 23, while they being trafficked to Kerala.