Mangalore: Labour dept officials rescue children employed at Ashoknagar
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (EP)
Mangalore, Oct 4: The officials of the labour department on Thursday October 3 raided a sweets manufacturing unit at Ashoknagar here and rescued three children employed there. The two boys and a girl belong to Tamil Nadu.
The raid was carried out based on a complaint by domestic workers' rights union that three children were employed in a sweets manufacturing and bakery unit run by Ravi P in Sunkadakatte.
Labour department officials Anandamurthy and Deshpande along with their staff raided the unit on Thursday, October 3.
The children were taken to children welfare committee office in Bondel after their release. They will be taken to Wenlock hospital on Saturday October 5 to ascertain their age. If they are found to be below fourteen years, they will be permanently released from employment and a criminal case will be filed against the bakery owner, said Ananda Murthy, official at labour department.