Eighteen children engaged in the production of hand gloves in Jehangirpuri here were rescued by Delhi Police, Labour Department, NGO Prayas and Delhi Childline representatives on Tuesday.

Most of the children belonged to Bihar.

According to a Prayas, the children lived in the premises where they worked, which consisted of two small rooms with no sunlight and ventilation. “Most of them had never been to school, and were being paid Rs.100 for working for 12 hours,” added the spokesperson.

The rescued children were taken to Prayas Children's Home in Jehangirpuri.

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