Police rescues 11 child labourers from a hotel in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 20 (ANI): The local police rescued eleven youngsters under the age of 18 from a hotel after they received a complaint that the owner had employed children.

The police raided the hotel and took the children for a medical examination to a police hospital.

The hotel owner, Ranji Shetty, in his defense said that: "Before employing them we ask them about their age, they said that they are above 18. Some of them say that they've been in the city for quite some time and to give them work, so we employed them."

Shetty also said that he had asked the children for proofs of their ages, but they said that they had left the documents in their native villages.

The police had rescued 22 youngsters but half of them turned out to be over the age of 18. By Atul Pagare (ANI)

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