Six child labourers rescued

Six child labourers rescued

Six child labourers, all boys, in the age group of 10-15, were rescued from Vinoba Nagar on JC Road, on Monday morning in a joint operation by Child helpline (1098) and Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR).

Nagamani, a member of Childline, said Childline had conducted a survey in the area after being informed of rampant child labour practice. She said they had identified 30 child labourers. However, when they raided the shops they could rescue only six. She suspected the shop owners were probably tipped off.

She said the children were working in shops that sold iron almirahs and garages in the area. The children were employed to paint almirahs and were made to slog for long hours.

They were paid between Rs 200 and Rs 400 a week, she said, but added that children were not held captive but were sent to work by their parents themselves willingly.

The rescued children who were rescued were produced before Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and referred for counselling.

Gang mugs youth

A youth who was returning to the City from Tamil Nadu, was assaulted and robbed by a gang of six men near Kudlu Gate in the early hours of Monday.
Bhaskar, a resident of BTR Gardens, Kudlu Gate was walking home after getting down from a bus when he was attacked by six men on two motorcycles.
According to police, the men assaulted Bhaskar and robbed him of his laptop, a gold chain of six grams, credit and debit cards, and other valuables. A case has been registered at Madiwala police station.

Nine arrested

Acting on a tip-off, the Chamarajpet police busted a gambling ring in Valmiki Nagar on Sunday evening.

Nine men were arrested for gambling and they have been identified as: Zahir, 30, Wahid, 26, Younus, 29, Allah Bakash, 45, Imran, 28, Imran Khan, 34, Zabir, 38, Aijaj, 32 and Mukram, 32, all residents of Valmiki Nagar.

Police have seized Rs one lakh and nine mobile phones from the arrested.

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