7 Odia migrant labourers rescued from Andhra brick kiln

Sundergarh: Putting an end to the plight of at least seven migrant labourers from Sundergarh, the officials of Odisha Labour Department today rescued from Vizianagaram area of Andhra Pradesh today.

The rescued labourers, including five from Hemgiri block of Sundergarh district and two from Bargarh were rescued from a brick kiln by a four member team of officials.

Notably, the Odisha Government swung into action and launched efforts to save the labourers after four of their colleagues escaped from the same brick kiln on December 18 and reported their episodes of torture to their families.

As per a complaint lodged by the families of the escaped labourers, the brick kiln owner used to brand the victims with hot iron. Resorting to extreme brutality the concerned owner also cut off the finger of one of them and threw acid on another, they claimed.

After the incident came to fore, Assistant Labour Officer Rabindra Barla visited the village of the victim labourers and had a talk with two of them including Jaydev Chandania and Satyanand Chandania. Later, the department conveyed the matter to its Andhra Pradesh counterpart and constituted a four-member team under a DSP to probe into it.

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