Officials Rescue Sister Duo Employed as Domestic Help

Two sisters, aged 11 and 8, who were found employed as domestic help in Gudiyattam town, were rescued by Revenue officials on Saturday.

Published: 16th June 2014 07:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th June 2014 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

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VELLORE: Two sisters, aged 11 and 8, who were found employed as domestic help in Gudiyattam town, were rescued by Revenue officials on Saturday.

According to the project director of the Child Labour Abolition Support Scheme (CLASS)

M Rajapandian, the Gudiyattam Tahsildhar,  he had been tipped off  that the girls Seren Banu (11) and Anjun (8), daughters of Anwar Basha, who worked as a labourer in a tea shop in the town, had been employed as domestic help. The girls were born to the first wife (who was no more) of Basha and he had married another woman two years back. However, he made these two girls work by putting an end to their studies.

The girls were produced before Collector

R Nanthagopal on Saturday and he handed them over to the district child protection officer Saravanan.

Rajapandian said the girls were temporarily admitted to the government-run Home in Vellore. Efforts would be taken to help the girls receive education in CLASS-run schools soon.

Action would also be taken against the employer, who had employed the children, he added.

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