Five child labourers rescued from bangle factory in Delhi's Jahangirpuri
It was on May 2, that the Commission on its 181 women helpline received information that five minor boys have been employed in a bangle making unit and were regularly beaten up brutally by their employer.
Upon receiving information, a team of the Commission immediately reached the spot along with the Delhi Police and rescued the five boys. Out of the five children rescued, two were 8 years old, one was 10 years old and the other two were 13 years old.
The children informed the Commission that they hailed from Bihar and came to Delhi over a month ago to earn a livelihood.
However, the boys were employed in a bangle making unit where they were beaten up frequently and mercilessly by their employer. They further informed that the employer promised them to pay Rs 4,000 per month for making bangles but they weren't paid anything.
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal has issued a notice to Delhi Police seeking registration of an FIR in the matter, demanding the arrest of the accused(s).
DCW Chief Swati Maliwal stated, "It is extremely unfortunate that the childhood of hundreds of children in the country is sacrificed. These children should have been attending schools and instead were forced to work and were beaten mercilessly. I am grateful to the person who made the anonymous call and helped the commission with rescuing the children. We have issued a notice to the Delhi Police for registration of an FIR in the matter. The employer and his accomplices must be arrested. These children should be properly rehabilitated by the Child Welfare Committee."