Child trafficking seems to be increased day by day.
Recently, a 40-year-old man from Jharkhand, stated to be a middleman in trafficking children from eastern states to some orphanages in Kerala, was arrested at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur district on 5th June.
Police said that, a team of Crime Branch personnel nabbed the accused and identified as Shakeel Ahamed
According to police view point, Ahamed, who was working as a migrant labourer in a quarry in Wadakkanchery, was with the children when they had been allegedly brought here by a train last month.
But, he had fled the scene when the railway police detained the children and those who accompanied them for not possessing valid documents, police said.
Moreover, Over 580 children from Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal, meant to be brought to two orphanages in the state, were detained by police at a railway station here after finding that many of them did not have any proper documents.
Manish Ranjan, Jharkhand Labour Commissioner, visited the homes where the trafficked children are sheltered, said steps would be initiated to take over 150 children from his state to their homes.
Kerala State Child Rights Protection Commission had directed the state government to take necessary steps to send the children back home and took the case as a serious issue.
The children are now kept at state-run juvenile homes of the Child Welfare Society in Palakkad, Malappuram and Thrissur.
Earlier eight persons were arrested in connection with this child trafficking case.