Seven labourers of a family from Odisha were rescued from a brick kiln in Hoskote taluk on Thursday.
Amar Sinha Satnami (45), his wife Anla Satnami (35), and five children aged 13, 12, 10, 7 and 5 were rescued by a team of Labour and Revenue Department officials and NGO Action for Social Justice.
Except the last three children, the rest of the family was allegedly engaged as bonded labourers at MSB Concrete Blocks at Kannurahalli in Hoskote.
The family members, residents of Gandabaheli village in Odisha, said they were approached by a ‘dalal’(middleman) who lured them into working here. “We were told we would be given Rs. 52,000 for six months. It has been eight months since we started working in the factory and we have been given Rs. 30,000,” said Ms. Anla.
Mr. Amar’s brother Gopal Satnami claimed the family was caught between the brick kiln owner, K.M. Muniyappa, and the middleman, Rajpal.