Press Esc to close
Friday 29 July 2016
News updated at 2:25 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.4°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

10 minor girls rescued from circus camp

Bangalore, July 20, 2013, DHNS:

Ten minor girls were rescued from Prabhath Circus camp at Kengeri in a joint operation conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department and members of  Bachpan Bachao Andolan Committee (BBAC) here on Saturday. Three persons including the circus manager have been arrested in this connection.

All the girls hail from Assam and were lured to the City with the promise of well-paid jobs. However, once in City, they were forced to perform dangerous stunts in the circus, Vidya, a rescue worker with the BBAC said. Confirming the rescue operation, Meena Jain, Chairperson of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) said the panel would meet the girls on Sunday to obtain their statements.

She said the Committee will make necessary arrangements to reunite the girls with their familiess. The girls have been shifted to CWC rehabilitation and shelter facility near Nimhans where they will undergo medical examination and counselling.

Three men, identified as Saibaba (circus manager), Basavaraj and Jaya (both middlemen) have been arrested while another person by name Beera Singh is absconding. Kengeri police have registered cases under Sections 370 (slave trade) and 374 (unlawful forced labour) of IPC.

According to Vidya, with the stringent enforcement of Wildlife Protection Act prohibiting circuses from employing animals, there has been an increase in use of children for mid-air performances and other stunts in circuses.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture of tiger with message...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture of tiger with message...

Amitabh Bachchan at the World Hepatitis Day 2016 event...

Amitabh Bachchan at the World Hepatitis Day 2016 event...

Jayalalithaa presents a primary membership card to a newly joined party worker...

Jayalalithaa presents a primary membership card to a newly joined party worker...

Locals try to douse a car godown that caught fire at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal...

Locals try to douse a car godown that caught fire at Panagarh in Burdwan district of West Bengal...

A policeman fires teargas shell to disperse protesters during a clash in Srinagar...

A policeman fires teargas shell to disperse protesters during a clash in Srinagar...

School students take part in an awareness event on the eve of International Tiger Day...

School students take part in an awareness event on the eve of International Tiger Day...

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest organised by a Muslim minority forum...

A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest organised by a Muslim minority forum...

Cattle move through flood water at Dhekiabari Village in Kamrup district of Assam...

Cattle move through flood water at Dhekiabari Village in Kamrup district of Assam...

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad looking at his waterlogged residence after a press conference in Patna...

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad looking at his waterlogged residence after a press conference in Patna...

Villagers move to safe place in a boat from the flooded Panikhiti area in Kamrup district of Assam..

Villagers move to safe place in a boat from the flooded Panikhiti area in Kamrup district of Assam..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523