Mangalore: Four children, who were allegedly working as child labourers at a home industry unit at Urundadi in Kavoor near here, were rescued by the officials of Labour department and police on Monday, August 13, 2012.
Rescued children have been identified as Vignesh, Ajith, Karnan and B Vignesh hailing from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Though two of them are found to be aged below 12 years, their actual age is yet to be confirmed through medical tests. Acting on a tip-off, assistant labour officer DG Nagesh along with officials and police raided the home industry, which belonged to one Palalu Swamy. Children were engaged in making chakkuli and other food items at the home industry shed when the raid was conducted.
Rescued children were sent to Government Wenlock Hospital for medical tests and to ascertain their actual age.