Udupi, Sep 29, 2015: As many as ten children including eight girls who were working as child labourers were rescued from the Malpe port area on September 29, Tuesday in a joint operation by various government departments. The children, it has been gathered were employed at the port to pick fish.
The raid followed a complaint from some locals. The rescued girls were sent to the remand home at Nittoor and the boys have been lodged at Vishwasada Mane.
HP Jnanesh, Udupi Labour officer, Jeevan Kumar, Labour Inspector, Prabhaker Achar, Project Director of District Child Labour Project Society, officials of the Department of Women and Child Welfare, representatives of Spoorthi, Vishwasada Mane and BSW students of Tenkanidiyoor College participated in the operation.