Sivaganga: The district police here have initiated action to rescue a nine-year scheduled tribe boy from a livestock farmer under whom the boy was working as a bonded labour.
Police said they had initiated action following a complaint from the mother of the boy that the boy was held as bonded labour for about two years.
The woman said in her complaint that the livestock farmer Kaleswaran had taken signatures on blank papers two years back and had threatened her husband that the boy would released only on payment of Rs 60,000.
She also complaint that her son was being tortured by Kaleswaran.
Meanwhile, Kaleeswaran told the police that the couple had voluntarily asked their son to work in his farm and he did not compel them. They had taken money from him and were now blackmailing him, he said.