The Himalayan Times reported that the five girls were being trafficked to Sri Lanka via India.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajan Adhikari said that Maya Tamang, Dolma Tamang, Phursang and Lyanglamu Tamang from the Sindhupalchowk district and Tikamaya Rai of the Sunsari district were rescued.
Police said that the girls who were being taken to Mahendranagar from the capital city when they were rescued.
Police said that Muna Silwal and Namita Bhandari of Sindhupalchowk, who were accompanying the girls, were also held for further investigation. (Colombo Gazette)