3 tribal boys from Mandla rescued from Tamil Nadu
Three tribal boys from Mandla district, who were lured with an offer to work in Chhindwara district in July, were rescued more than two months later from the clutches of a private contractor in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.bhopal Updated: Oct 08, 2016 10:23 IST
Three tribal boys from Mandla district, who were lured with an offer to work in Chhindwara district in July, were rescued more than two months later from the clutches of a private contractor in Tamil Nadu on Thursday.
This is the third case in last 10 days when school dropout boys from Madhya Pradesh were lured to South India on the pretext of job and then landing up doing strenuous jobs at bore well sites. Last month, seven boys from Doodh Dairy area of Harda town were taken by three middlemen to Bengaluru to work at bore well sites but rescued within three days.
The boys, aged between 16 and 17 years, were locked in a room after daily work at bore well sites by the private contractor in Tiruppur district. The trio had managed to contact their families at Burla village in Mandla’s Bichhiya area.
Mandla superintendent of police Rahul Kumar Lodha said on Friday after the boys contacted the families in Mandla, police coordinated with the Tiruppur SP and got them rescued.
“Our police team will bring them back within a day or two. We’ve lodged a case of kidnapping against the unidentified accused. After the boys return to Mandla, their statements as well those of their parents will be recorded, based on which we might also book the accused for bonded and child labour,” Lodha said.
Neither the Mandla police nor their counterparts have unti now booked the contractor, the middlemen and other aides for bonded and child labour.
Vivek Pawar, the convener of a voluntary group Jan Sangharsh Morcha, said the private contractor demanded Rs 25,000 for release of the boys.
The case was lodged on the instruction of Mandla SP Rahul Lodha, more than a month after the troubled families submitted a complaint at his office.