Hyderabad: Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) rescued 12 child laborers from a factory at Ibrahimpatnam on Monday.

Hailing from Chhattisgarh and Bihar, the children were detained illegally at 'Rishoubh Industries' workshop situated at Mangalpally village.

The owner of the company identified as 44-year-old N Bhupesh Jain and a labor contractor Sunil Kumar Konoujiya, 27, were arrested.

Bhupesh Jain is a native of Rajasthan and has been running 'Rishoub Industries,' a manufacturing unit of disposal glasses and thermocol plates at Mangalpally village in Ibrahimpatnam Mandal of Ranga Reddy district. Sunil Kumar is a native of Bihar. He had brought 12 children from Chhattisgarh and Bihar.

The children were rescued in a raid jointly conducted by the Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU), Rachakonda and DCPU Ranga Reddy District, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, and childline members.

Of the rescued children, six were boys and six were girls. Ten of them were from Chhattisgarh and two from Bihar.

All the children were trafficked and detained in sheds located within the premises of the company. They were never allowed to venture outside. They were made to work from 8 am to 10 pm by paying an amount of Rs. 270 per day.

The owners of different companies in this region employ children for more than 12 hours. But the local laborers don't accept it. So they bring children from other states especially Chhattisgarh and Bihar. Touts exploit the impoverished families and motivate them to send their children to work. Small scale companies inhumanely exploit these children and use them like bonded laborers.

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