New Delhi: According to Childline India Foundation a maximum number of teens are disappearing from Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. Children, mostly between 13-19 are handed over to the agents by parents themselves in return for a paltry amount.
In a bid to add to the family income, the parents hand over their children, especially boys, to work in neighbouring states, only never to return.
And ones who return have horrific tales of exploitation and ill-treatment, to the extent of pouring boiling oil to beating black and blue with rods.
The investigating officers and anti-trafficking experts say this is the tale of maximum missing children. They are abused in their workplace for a promise of paltry pay.The on-going drought conditions have worsened the situation.