Kathmandu: At least 38 Indian nationals, including children and women, working as bonded labourers in a brick factory have been rescued by the Nepalese authorities from the country’s Rautahat area, police said on Friday, as reported by news agency PTI.
The rescue effort was carried out on Wednesday after authorities in the area received information about a group of Indians – 20 men and 18 women and children – from Uttar Pradesh who were being forced to work as bonded laborers at the district’s brick factory.
“A total of 38 Indians working as bonded labourers in the brick factory have been rescued. They all hail from Uttar Pradesh,” a spokesperson of Deputy Superintendent of Police at Rautahat, said.
He said that the rescued Indians were handed over to the Sashastra Seema Bal at Bairganiya in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district after the required legal and administrative paperworks, as reported by PTI.
The brick factory in Rautahat employs hundreds of men and women from different districts in Uttar Pradesh, according to officials.