Malkangiri: A team of Malkangiri police and Childline officials rescued 22 child labourers at Padia in the district while they were allegedly being trafficked to Andhra Pradesh, Chennai and other states on Thursday.
Based on reliable inputs, the officials stopped three vehicles in Padia area and rescued the children. All the minor children belong to Kurumapali village under Mathili block.
Chairman of Malkangiri CWC Ashok Patnaik said all the rescued children are orphans. They were sent to the children’s home after being produced before the Child Welfare Committee (CWC).
Investigation into the matter is on.