6-year-old maid rescued from flat

Police and child rights activists rescued a six-year-old maid from a flat in JC Nagar on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, activists of the RTE Task Force, an NGO, went to the flat along with the police and rescued the girl who was employed by Naghma, a senior citizen who is suffering from ill health. The woman lives alone in the flat and had employed the child for household chores.

“But the woman denied employing the girl as domestic help and said a man named Shahid had brought the child to her house to help her in mundane chores. The girl was living in a cramped place in the house, and looked unclean and ill. The Child Welfare Committee has registered a case and is investigating it,” a senior police officer said.

18 kids rescued

In another case, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths rescued 18 bonded child labourers from three bag-manufacturing units at the Russell Market in Shivajinagar.
A senior police officer said that the children hailed from Motihari, Bihar, and Nepal. They had been working at these units for several months from now. As many as 11 child labourers are aged under 14 and seven under 18. Police have arrested nine people for running these units. The officer said the children were working and living in “very bad” conditions and were forced to slog for over 10 hours a day.

Minor girl raped

A minor girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in a village under Rajanukunte police station limits on Thursday. The suspect, identified as Nikhil, absconded after the incident and the police have launched a manhunt for him.

According to the police, Nikhil dragged his four-year-old neighbour into his house and raped her. The girl came out crying. On being asked, she told about Nikhil’s act. The girl was rushed to a nearby hospital for a medical examination. She is under shock and is being treated.

Trucks seized

The Thalaghattapura police seized 18 trucks illegally transporting sand, off Kanakapura Road, on Thursday morning.

The trucks carrying sand were coming to the City from Harohalli in Kanakapura taluk of Ramanagara district. Based on a tip-off, the police went to Kanakapura main road and seized the trucks. But the drivers abandoned the trucks and fled the spot on noticing the police team.

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