In Jharkhand, poverty forcing parents to send kids away to Kerala orphanages

Updated: July 09, 2014 12:07 IST

On May 24, more than 450 children were rescued by the Railway Protection Force at Palakkad railway station in Kerala. The children — mostly between five and 12 years — were on their way to a ‘school’ in Mukkam town. The incident created an uproar with several politicians of Jharkhand and Kerala called it a case of child trafficking.

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