AIZAWL, June 22 � Two Mizo girls taken to Mumbai with a promise of getting them jobs by one Mizo girl, Zodingliani alias Tedingi alias Rosy, have been rescued by a Mizoram police team in Mumbai on Monday.
A press note by State Home Minister R Lalzirliana today said that the accused and her accomplice Shodit Hasta Thapa were arrested in Mumbai.
Two other girls remained untraced and even the accused claimed that they also lost track of them, police said.
The rescued girls and the accused were being brought to Aizawl, the statement said.
Four girls, one from Vairengte town near Assam border and three from Lunglei district, were lured and taken to Mumbai in April with promise to give them job in massage and beauty parlours, the statement said.
They were sold to people who were running a prostitution racket, the statement said.
After the parents of one of the girls managed to contact her relatives, a criminal case was registered at Vairengte Police Station, the statement said.
A rescue team constituted by the State Government and led by Joseph Lalchhuana, SP, CID (Crime) raided a place in Jung Santacruz area of Mumbai on June 20 midnight, rescued the two girls and arrested the accused.
Orphanage :Ten inmates of an orphanage in south Mizoram�s Lunglei town were hospitalised after they were reported to be suffering from gastro-enteritis, official sources said today.
Altogether 14 children of the �Bethel Centre� fell sick and were taken to the Civil Hospital by doctors who visited the centre yesterday and 10 of them were admitted.
Doctors said the orphans were were taken ill after drinking dirty water and said their condition were not very serious.
The water pipe connecting the orphanage was damaged due to the ongoing road construction work between Lunglei and Buarpui village forcing the inmates to drink water from a nearby stream for 25 days, the officials said.
There were 104 children including few infants in the orphanage. � PTI