Around 200 kids utilized at bangle-production and footwear workshops in Aman Nagar zone in the Old City were safeguarded at an opportune time Saturday by the city police.
These children aged between 4 and 12 years are from Bihar. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) V Satyanarayana told columnists that they are paid pitiful sums extending from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 5,000 every month. “The children are forced to work in unsafe and harsh conditions at the several manufacturing plants. These youngsters are presented to chemicals and are compelled to labor for 14 hours a day,” he said.
At the point when the police attacked the premises, authorities were stunned to discover around 30 kids packed in a solitary room. “The boss did not try to give the youngsters covers or warm garments.” Mr. Satyanarayana included.
Two persons were arrested and weapons seized from them.