Police rescue 13 children; Four women arrested by Indian Forest Guard released

BIRGUNJ: The customs revenue patrolling team of Armed Police Force (APF) has rescued 13 children, who were being taken to India illegally through Birgunj. Children from 10 to 12 years were rescued, while being trafficked to India.

Police also arrested four Nepali youths — Yubak Thing and Sherpa Lama of Raigaun VDC Ward 9 of Makawanpur, Durga Lopchan of Dumarwana VDC Ward No. 6 of Bara, and Dev Karsang of Rangpur VDC No. 5 of Rautahat districts in connection with their involvement in the incident.

The police handed over the children rescued from the border to their respective guardians this morning.

Meanwhile, four women of Parasan VDC in Kanchanpur district taken under control by Indian forest guards have been rescued by Nepal police today.

Manodari Rawal, Setu BK, Mina Adhikari, and Nirmala Dahal of Parasan-3 were taken under control for entering the prohibited zone of the Indian Dudhuwa National Park when they were there for fetching grass and firewood.

The Nepal police team of led by Inspector Nripa Shah of the Area Police Office, Tribhuwanbasti freed them by making them pay fines.

Indian forest guards are learnt to have said that they were taken under control as taking grass and firewood is barred in the national park.

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