The labourers would slog for 13 hours a day from 6 am and got only Rs 35 per day.
Recently, Uthandi decided to admit his second daughter (5) to school.
Boys allegedly lived in small rooms, made to work from 10 am to 12 midnight on most days
Eight bonded labourers, including six minors, were rescued from two pani puri making units in Chennai in the past week.
The court also imposed a total compensation of Rs 3 lakhs, to be paid to the six labourers at the rate of Rs 50,000 each.
At a press conference held on Monday, rescued workers narrated how they were physically and mentally abused by agents who demanded around two lakhs in return for their freedom.
Though his brother filed a police complaint, police spent three months enquiring and took no action.
The children were provided stale food and were also not given proper accommodation and other required amenities.
Since they are not issued release certificates and paid compensation, this 28 rescued bonded labour from Irula community live in uncertainty.
Chenchu tribals, who were rescued from bonded labour in 2016, continue to await release certificates, and in turn, rehabilitation
In a recent consultation meeting among the Department of Labour and other stakeholder departments, a draft of the aforementioned action plan was mooted and discussed.