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64 child labourers rescued in Haridwar

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:01

Haridwar: Police have rescued 64 children,
all aged below eight, from a hostel at Laltaro area here amid
allegation that the minors were employed by their "caretakers"
to sell flowers at the pilgrimage centre.

Police said six alleged caretakers were arrested in a raid
last night and the children rescued from two dharamshalas.
They were all aged below eight years.

Most of the children and their employers belong to Bihar.

Police said the children were forced to sell flowers at
the ghats of the pilgrim centre and give a share of their
earning to employers.

Police are ascertaining if their parents are also involved
in the racket.


First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:01

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