Child labourers rescued in Coimbatore

February 21, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:36 am IST - COIMBATORE:

Police personnel from the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit along with Childline and Child Protection wing officials conducted surprise checks across the city on Friday and rescued 13 children, including two girls, who were employed in goldsmithies, shops and godowns.

According to the officials, the children were aged between 12 and 15.

Eleven boys who were rescued were from the Northern States, and were produced before the Child Welfare Committee before being lodged at the Don Bosco Anbu Illam.

Two girls from Tamil Nadu rescued on Friday were restored to their parents.

The child welfare committee will decide on the action to be initiated against those who employed these children.

Textile mill

Besides this, officials of National Child Labour Project (NCLP) rescued five child workers from a textile mill here on Thursday night.

According to an official of NCLP, all five are girls aged less than 15.

While four of them are from Karnataka, one is from Tamil Nadu.

The NCLP is likely to file a complaint against the mill with the police on Saturday as the girls have alleged that they were threatened and not treated properly at the mill.

Decisions on rehabilitating the children and action against the employer are likely to be taken on Saturday, the official added.

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