The Commissionerate Police traced the Bangladeshi minor boy, who masterminded the escape of 12 children, including himself, from the Ruchika Shelter Home, in Cuttack on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, officials of the Bhubaneswar-based shelter home have left for Cuttack to bring the boy back.
Notably, the minors had on May 2 escaped from the open shelter by breaking open the skylight in the bathroom. Lingaraj police had started an investigation into the incident based on the CCTV footage.
Five out of 12 missing kids have been found till now.