A hidden crime that exploits labourers for profit.

A crime that forces and deceives women into sexual servitude.

They beat us with motorcycle chains: bonded labourers recount horrors

Escaping bonded labour is no cakewalk. Even if you manage to evade the ferocious guard dogs, there is every chance you could be apprehended by an alert warden.

Raghu M. Bellary, a B.Com graduate who ended up a bonded labourer at a ginger farm in Karnataka's Bylakuppe, had heard spine-chilling stories of failed rescue attempts, and the owner’s wrath. But fear didn't stop Bellary from running away from living hell.

Bellary reached home and sounded off the authorities about the workers trapped in the farm, paving way to their rescue.


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