Arunachal Pradesh: 14-yr-old rescued from child labour at Naharlagun


ITANAGAR | August 15, 2018:

In yet another case of child labour, a 14-year-old girl was rescued by the police with injuries all over her body. The girl was seen near C Sector in Naharlagun on 10 August by a local, who had later informed the police.

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The initial inquiry has been started by the Naharlagun police and the child has been handed over to Childline, Itanagar.

While talking to the media, Investigating officer, Sushant Jha said, "We took her to the hospital as it appeared that the child has been assaulted severely,"

Jha said that police is on the search for the employer who had employed the girl, adding to it he also said that the girl is traumatized and is not in a state to provide any details.

Chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Kani Nada Maling had informed that the traumatized child has been sent to Oju Shelter Home and is receiving treatment at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health & Medical Sciences.

Maling said that there were severe wounds all over her body and is a case of child abuse and physical assault.

Meanwhile, the CWC has said that the child has refused to go back to her parents.

"Parents who give away their children as child labourers should also be punished along with employers who keep children as child labourers," said Maling.

The CWC has lodged a complaint against the employers at the Naharlagun police station.

Source: The Arunachal Times

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