HYDERABAD: An eight-year-old girl was discovered, employed as domestic labour at a home in Moti Nagar. She was later rescued by Sanath Nagar police along with members from the Child Line team. The couple, Nagur and Padmavathi, according to the police, have come to the city from Kandukuru village Prakasham district.
While Nagur is a software professional, Padmavathi, an MBA graduate is currently a stay-at-home mother. “The child is one of the five siblings and as per our inquiry, the parents have asked Nagur and Padmavathi to take care of her. However, she was discovered doing house work. We have booked a case under Section 75 of the JJ Act,” informed E Venkat Reddy, inspector of police, Sanath Nagar, who rescued the child.
The child has currently been shifted to Sishu Vihar and the police have called for her parents to further inquire into the matter. Meanwhile, Achyuta Rao, from Balala Hakkula Sangham (BHS), city-based child rights organisation alleged, that domestic child labour often goes unnoticed in public space.