34 children rescued from illegal orphanage in Odisha

Behrampur (Odisha): As many as 34 children were rescued from an illegally-run orphanage at Saringiripi in Kandhamal district, an official said on Wednesday.

“The authorities could not produce any valid document for running the home during a raid yesterday,” District Social Welfare Officer (Kandhamal) Sanghamitra Mohapatra said.

The children, aged between 6 and 14 years, were living in unhygienic conditions, she said, adding the quality of food served to them was also not good.

The children, all from Daringbadi, were studying in a nearby school. “They have been sent to a home at Baliguda,” she said.

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