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All police stations in Assam have been alerted after the escape of four children from a children’s rescue home run at Choladhara area in Assam’s Jorhat district.

The children’s home is run by the Nagaon based NGO Shankar Madhab Krishti Bikash Kendra.

Investigating officer Padmadhar  Kalita said that the minors, all boys ran away at about 6:45 on Sunday after removing the grill of a dilapidated window.

Two of the minors, both 10 year old, belonged to Mokokchung in Nagaland.

The other two aged 12 and 13 years respectively, hailed from Assam.

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Kalita said that the complaint had been lodged by the superintendent of the children’s home, Tukumoni Dutta.

Dutta informed the police that one of the older boys had also run away from the children’s home several times earlier and had been caught and brought back.

The 10- year-old boys had been rescued while they were working as child labourers.

Kalita said that he had alerted all the police stations across Assam to trace the boys.

A case has been registered under Section 363 of the Indian Penal Code in the Jorhat Police Station.

Smita Bhattacharyya

Smita Bhattacharyya is Northeast Now Correspondent in Jorhat. She can be reached at: