11-year-old the latest victim of child labor

March 2, 2011

The Star/Asia News Network

SOUTH INDIA – MAKKAL Osai reported that a girl, Dhanalakshmi, 11, from Tamil Nadu became the latest victim of child labour and torture when she succumbed to her injuries at Kolenchery Medical Mission Hospital in Hyderabad, South India.

It was reported that Dhanalakshmi was in a coma when she was admitted to the hospital on Thursday.

She had sustained injuries like multiple burns and haemorrhage in her left eye.

Paediatricians and physicians found several burns on her body and informed the police.It was reported that her employer, Jose Kurien, who claimed to be a lawyer residing nearby, brought Dhanalakshmi to the hospital.

The hospital authorities said they were told that she was doing domestic work in Kurien’s house and attending to his sick wife. It is suspected that Dhanalakshmi was tortured in his house.

-The Star/Asia News Network

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