Underage Love: Police rescues minor girl from lover’s house in Kandhamal

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KalingaTV News Network

Phulbani: By intervening in an underage lover affair, police rescued a minor girl along with her beau from a house in Dandapadar village under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district on Tuesday.

The rescued girl has been identified as a resident of Mucheri village under Daringbadi police limits whereas her lover, who is also a minor, hails from Baliguda.

Childline officials on Monday got a tip-off on the house where the minor girl was living along with her lover after running away from her home, a few days ago. A joint team of Baliguda Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Basanti Mala along with Childline officials and local police raided the house located in Dandapadar village this morning and rescued the couple.

“The raid was conducted after an unidentified person called up the district Childline on its helpline number 1098 last night and informed about the underage couple who were in a live-in. The rescued girl would be produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) today and the boy would be sent to Juvenile Justice Board (JJB),” said Childline official Bijayananda Sahu.

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