Kendrapara: In an inhuman manner, Odisha police today arrested an elderly couple while leaving behind their two minor granddaughters at home alone.
Later, the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) rescued the two girl children and took them into its custody after getting information.
The incident took place under Marsaghai police limits in Kendrapara district.
The minor girls were staying with grandparents after death of their mother Sumitra Parida on August 19 last month.
However, the police arrested the elderly couple at around 2 pm today in connection with the death of Sumitra leaving the two children alone at home, while father of the girls, Anitya Parida, has landed up in jail before in the same case.