Nayagarh, July 21 (LocalWire): Nayagarh, July 21 (LocalWire): Police arrested a man from Chandipur village in Nayagarh district, accused of kidnapping an eight year old girl about two weeks ago and engaging her in begging in Bhubaneswar, police said Sunday.
The accused, physically-challenged Shankar Bhoi, had abducted the girl on 6 July while she was playing with her brother.
After abducting her, he forced her to beg in different places as he often did with other minors since nine years.
He took the girls to beg in several places in the state and also in neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.
Police produced the girl in child welfare committee (CWC) before handing her to her family members.
They said the man was a habitual offender who had abducted girls from Puri, Khurda, Balugaon, Tangi and Bhubaneswar. ‘We are still investigating about the accused person,’ said police.