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2 arrested for child trafficking in Mumbai

Five children admitted to a government hospital in Berhampur today after suffering physical torture at a bangle-making unit.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2006 19:24 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Two people have been arrested in connection with a case where children were physically tortured at a bangle-manufacturing unit in Mumbai.

Shiva Sankar Nayak from Palasa and Ramachandra Sahoo from Sidheswar village were allegedly involved in child trafficking in the district.

At least five children, who had returned from Mumbai after suffering physical torture at a bangle-making unit, were on Saturday admitted to a government hospital in Berhampur, where doctors confirmed that four of them carried injury marks.

The children, aged between 11 and 14 years, were among the 16 from the southern district of Ganjam who were working in the bangle-manufacturing unit in the western metropolis and had returned on Friday.

The five belonged to Gautami village of the southern Ganjam district and were administered first-aid on arrival, police said.

"We have admitted the boys in MKCG Medical College Hospital for detailed health check-up," Berhampur sub-collector Ranjit Mohanty said adding that medical expenses for their treatment would be borne by the district Red Cross Society.

Last week ten children from Tahara village had escaped from the bangle factory at Sanjay Nagar near Goludham in Mumbai after being tortured by its owner.

Earlier police arrested three persons, including the owner of the factory Gouranga Patra alias Gouranga Nayak in Mumbai.

First Published: Sep 30, 2006 19:24 IST