Delhi police on Sunday said they have rescued seven children, aged between 10 to 16 years, working as child labourers in a bangle factory in the national capital’s Jahangir Puri area.
Police said the children, hailing from Bihar’s Gaya and Nawada districts, were rescued yesterday with the help of an NGO, Paryas.
“We found seven children working under pathetic working conditions and they were forced to work upto 15 hours a day under hazardous working environments… All these children were provided medical aid at a hospital here,” police said, adding that all the rescued children have been sent to the NGO.
“All rescued children were brought from their respective native village by their relatives. These children have been working here for the last about 1 year to 2 months. Efforts for their rehabilitation are on,” they said.
Police added that the factory owner is absconding and a case has been registered in this regard.