Officials rescued 35 persons, including 13 men, 12 women and 10 children, working as bonded labourers in a private granite quarry at Vettaikaranpatti near Ginjee on Friday.

Tindivanam RDO Manjula and tahsildar Shyamala along with personnel from the Valathi police station went to the spot and rescued the labourers. The labourers said they were taken to the quarry with a promise of Rs. 200 per head but were paid Rs. 200 only once a week.

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