Nabarangpur: Two days have passed since two minor girls were allegedly abducted from Pakhanpara village under Kasanga Panchayat in Raighar block of Nabarangpur district. On the basis of a complaint, Kundei Police registered a case (21/20) and launched a probe.
Reportedly, the police have launched a massive operation to trace the missing minor girls after a hoax was circulated on social media that the missing girls were actually kidnapped for “human sacrifice” at ‘Mandei Yatra’ which is underway in a nearby village.
When asked, Kundei Police termed it as a hoax and said that three teams are conducting searches at different places in the nearby areas to trace the minors.
On the other hand, residents of Pakhanpara village, during a meeting this morning, have also agreed to extended full cooperation to the police while carrying out search in every household.
As per sources, Panchabati (8), daughter of Sijen Tiwari and Laxmi (9) daughter of Prakash Pandey, were playing together in the village locality at around 2 pm on Tuesday, when they went missing. Though the family member and villagers carried out a frantic search, the minor girls remained untraced. Later, a missing complaint was lodged with Kundei Police and a search operation initiated.
However, two days have passed but the police are yet to find a clue about the mysterious disappearance of two minor girls from the village in board daylight.
After it was alleged that the kids were abducted for sacrifice and the ‘fake news’ went viral on social media platforms, police today ruled out any such incident and said that search operation is underway to trace the missing minor girls.