Eight Nepalese children rescued from border town in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 18:19

Kathmandu: Eight Nepalese children who were allegedly sent to Mumbai to work as labourers were rescued from Raxaul on the Bihar-Nepal border, police said.

Eight children, seven from Rautahat district and one from Bara district in southern Nepal, ranging from 13 to 15 years of age were rescued from the Raxaul train station, on Friday evening, according to Nepalese police.

Most Nepalese children who reach Mumbai are deployed in embroidery and bag making industries, according to the police.

According to rescuers, over 100 children are believed to have been sent to Mumbai through a train yesterday.

Sandeep Singh, programme coordinator at Development Nepal, an INGO working against child labour, claimed that the children are being sent to India with the consent of their parents.

"Most of the parents are sending their children for child labour in their greed for a few extra rupees, which is an issue of serious concern," said Singh.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 18:18
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