Six migrant girl child labourers working in BT cotton pollination fields in Chitteri village and found wandering in Thalaivasal bus stand were rescued by revenue officials and lodged at Life Line Trust here on Friday. Officials said that public noticed six girls standing in the bus stand on Friday and informed the Revenue Officer Karunanithi.

Inquiry revealed that they were from a tribal hamlet in Jamunamarathur in Tiruvannamalai district and were involved in the cross-pollination work for the past few days. It was also revealed that they were forced to work for long hours, provided food only twice a day and were also lodged at a steel-roofed room. Since they could not bear it, they decided to go home and went to the bus stand. The girls were provided food and taken to the home.

Their parents would be informed and the girls would be handed over to them, officials added.