Five children from Vellore, who were abandoned by their father at a farm house on the outskirts of Mysore two months ago, were brought back by a team of officials from the Child Labour Abolition Support Scheme (CLASS) here, on Sunday.
M Rajapandian, the project officer, following media reports about the children stranded in Mysore, contacted the officials there and left for Mysore on Saturday to bring them back. The children were admitted to the Ujjawala Home in Tirupattur for temporary custody.
Rajapandian said the five children Papitha (12), Kavitha(10), Durga (2), Vallarasu (7) and Perarasu (3) were taken by their father Mayavan alias Mayappan of Vasanthanadai village near here to Kempe Gouda Hundi in the outskirts of Mysore, two months ago.
Inquiries revealed that Mayavan had gone there to work in the farm of one Jaffrullah Khan. However, neighbours who took care of the children, alerted the police in Mysore. TheChild Welfare Committee of Mysore rescued the children on July 17 and admitted them to the Babuji Children’s Home in Mysore.
Accordingly, a team led by Rajapandian with officer Kesavan and social worker R Kumaresan, left for Mysore on Saturday and brought the kids to Vellore and admitted them to Ujjawala Home in Tirupattur. The Child Welfare Committee here would decide on the future course of action, he added.