Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30:
Three girls hailing from Odisha were among eleven child labourers rescued by anti-child labour project officials from a spinning mill at Namakkal in Tamil Nadu.
The eleven children rescued included six girls – all aged under 14. They were found working in the PKPN Spinning mill during a surprise check carried out on Thursday by officials led by Anita Rosalin Mary, Inspector of Factories Tamil Nadu, officials said.
Officials said while three of the girls belonged to Odisha, the other children were from Bihar.
Namakkal district collector V Dakshinamurthy said arrangements were being made to send the children back to their home towns.
Engagement of child labour being a crime, stern action would be taken against the owner of the mill, officials said.