13 Child Labourers Rescued from Cuttack

Cuttack, Nov 27: Thirteen child labourers, engaged in hotels, liquor shops and construction sites, were rescued by the Cuttack district Child Welfare Committee (CWC) with the help of police, a CWC member said on Thursday.

"We have rescued 13 children (all below the age of 14) engaged in various hotels and liquor shops located in the vicinity of Badambadi bus terminus and some construction sites yesterday," CWC member Pradeep Kumar Patnaik said.

Last week the newly constituted CWC had rescued a 10-year-old boy who was engaged as a bonded labour by a couple as his father had failed to repay a loan the latter had taken from them.

The district administration last month issued a circular warning stringent actions against employers of child labourers.