35 trafficked boys rescued

A joint team of the Delhi Police and non-government organisation Bachpan Bachao Andolan has rescued 35 boys, who had been trafficked to the city and were being made to work at garment factories in Gandhi Nagar in North-East Delhi.

The boys, aged between seven and 14 years, had been trafficked from Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh to work at the factories for meagre wages.

“They were forced to work for 10 to 12 hours a day on weekly wage ranging from Rs.50 to Rs.100. One the told us that his father had pledged his land for his sister’s wedding. About six months ago, his uncle forced his father to send him here on the pretext that he would earn Rs.5,000 to Rs.6,000 per month,” said an NGO representative.

The team conducted raids at 11 factories and arrested nine employers.

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