TIRUPPUR: Five children, all natives of West Bengal, who were employed by a garment unit on Kongu Main Road were rescued by the District Child Protection unit on Saturday night.
According to an official from the District Child Protection Unit said, "We received a tip-off from local sources about the five children. Immediately, a team of officials from the Child Protection Unit and police reached the spot and found five minors in the age group 12-17 deployed for work. The minors said they were working there for several weeks. Immediately, they were rescued and sent to a home in Velampalayam."
The children would be produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) on Monday and their parents have been intimated, the official added.