Hyderabad

57 rescued children sent back home

Fifty seven child labourers from West Bengal, who were rescued from different workshops in old city, were sent back to their native place on Sunday.

Of the 57 children, 30 were rescued from a bag making unit at Nawab Sahab Kunta in Falaknuma, while the remaining were rescued from goldsmith workshops in Gulzar Houz and Charminar.

They were kept at the Government Observation Home for the last two months. “We contacted the West Bengal government and after completing necessary formalities, we are handing over the children to them,” District Child Protection Officer, Md Imtiyaz Raheem said, adding that the West Bengal government will look into the rehabilitation aspect of the children.

The children were taken in a special bogie arranged in the East Coast Express by South Central Railway authorities.

Officials of Child and Welfare Department, Government Railway Police and NGO’s representatives are accompanying them.

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