Seven teenage labourers rescued in Trichy, sent to children’s home

People's Union for Civil Liberties

Seven teenage labourers rescued in Trichy, sent to children’s home

 

TRICHY: Seven teenagers who were employed by four different establishments in the city were on Tuesday rescued following a joint raid conducted by the child protection officials.

With Tuesday’s rescue, the number of children rescued from April this year has touched 93.

The raid was conducted by officials of the Child Labour Effective Elimination and Eradication Society (Cheers), child line, district child protection unit (DCPU), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and police department. They rescued seven boys employed as labourers in a metal showroom, a garment shop on NSB Road, a sofa showroom on EB Road and an electrical goods shop on SRC College Road. All of them were in the age group of 15 to 17 years. However, the officials could not file cases against the establishments for employing the child labourers as the law permits to register a…

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