A suspected case of child trafficking came to light on Friday after ChildLine and labour department officials rescued two children from a trolley bag manufacturing firm at Badwali Chowki.
The raid was carried out by department officials with the help of Sadar Bazaar police on receiving a tipoff from the locals.
The boys of the age 12-13 years were rescued while they were working in the trolley bag manufacturing firm owned by one Raju Yadav on late evening.
“It appears to be a case of child trafficking as the boys were brought here by a stranger on the promise of employment,” said Child Line Indore coordinator Deepesh Choukse.
“However, it would only be established after a detailed examination of the children tomorrow,” he added.
Both the boys were brought to Indore five months ago from the Darbhanga district of Bihar by the owner.
Yadav claimed that he had brought the children to Indore for providing them medical treatment. The children were not given fixed wages and were paid a small amount as compensation occasionally. The general medical examination of the boys was carried out at MY hospital.
“The children are in shock and are not speaking much,” Chouksey said.
“They have expressed their desire to return to their parents,” he added. The rescued children told the police that they were fed rice and lentils every day.
Source: Daily Bhaskar