Aligarh, Mar. 5 (ANI): Seven children have been rescued by police from an Aligarh restaurant, where they were held captive.
The children said they had come to take a bath in water pool of the restaurant when they were held and forcibly taken inside.
"We were made to work forcibly. When we tried to run they dragged us back, they beat us with slippers and cane and also asked us to remove our clothes," said Sonu, one of the rescued.
Children also revealed that they were made to dig soil, carrying iron and tin structures.
The owner of the restaurant however said that they were made to work for half an hour as a punishment as they broke a costly boat.
"The children were getting naughty and they broke a boat and as a punishment I asked my people to make them work for half an hour, so that they get a lesson," said Santosh Gupta, owner of the estaurant
Police said they have arrested Gupta and will organise a medical examination on the rescued children.
"Children have been rescued and we will do medical examination on them and action will be taken against the owner of the restaurant," Chandrashekar Raghuvanshi, police inspector, said. ANI)