Odishatv Bureau

Rayagada:  There seems to be no end to labour migration in Odisha, as 18 children including six minors were rescued from Rayagada railway station on Friday night.

According to reports, all the children were being allegedly trafficked to Tamil Nadu where they would have been engaged as labour at thread mill.

Acting on a tip-off, the Government Railway Police (GRP) and Childline officials conducted a raid and rescued all the children from railway station.  The children who hail from Kashipur have been handed over to Childline.

Senior officials informed that after ascertaining the exact identities of the children, they would hand over custody to their respective families. Besides, a detailed probe will be launched to identify the agents behind the trafficking racket, police said.

In another incident, Kantabanji police had also rescued 11 bonded labourers and arrested a middleman yesterday.

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