Two adolescent girls rescued from Nepal-India border
October 1, 2020 03:39 PM NPT
SUNSARI, Oct 1: Police have rescued two adolescent girls from the Nepal-India border in Koshi Rural Municipality-8, Bhantabari of Sunsari on Wednesday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the District Police Office Sunsari, Narendra Kumar Karki shared that the two adolescent girls of Saptari were rescued from Bhantabari of Sunsari while they were allegedly being taken to India for human sacrifice.
A joint security team of Nepal and India rescued the girls from the border, DSP Karki said. Police have arrested two men for further investigation into the case.
The rescued girls are 19 and 22 years old. Police held Mahammad Sahil Mansuri, 29, of Banaul, Krishna Sawaran Rural Municipality-4 in Saptari and Jeevachha Kumar Saha, 29, of Lahan Municipality-19, Siraha, according to DSP Karki.
During interrogation, one of the girls shared with the police that they were being taken for offering worship at a temple based in the Indian market, Bhimnagar. The girls were said to be provided Rs 200,000 for meditation during the time of ongoing worship in the temple across the border.
Police said that the girls with Chaudhary surname were found to be very innocent. Further investigation into the matter is underway, DSP Karki added.