Agartala: Amid the delay in the resettlement of Bru migrants in Tripura, 11 Bru girls, including two minors in search of work, were rescued by a joint team of police and Childline workers from the Chandrapur Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) on Wednesday.
All of them were residents of Kanchanpur Bru Refugee Camp, and a man had reportedly brought them to Agartala with a promise to get them a job. The East Agartala Police has arrested the person.
Speaking with reporters, Olivia Naha, counsellor for Child Line, said, “The locals informed us when they saw some minors roaming around in the ISBT Chandrapur. They also reported to East Agartala police station based on which 11 minors have been rescued from ISBT. They will now in shelters, and their parents would be contacted,” Naha said.
Sangeeta Baruri, another member of the ChildLine, said they have questioned after rescuing ten minors belonging from the Kanchanpur Bru refugee camp.
The man who brought them to Agartala is also being questioned by the police, she said.
“One of the girls was engaged in Mandai and two in Nandan Nagar for residential works. The police are interrogating them and attempt to gather more information is being made,” Barui said.
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