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45 Madhya Pradesh labourers thrashed for refusing to be underpaid, return home


A contractor sold them for ₹4.5 lakh in Maharashtra to engage in sugarcane harvest, says Zilla Panchayat member

Forty-five labourers from the Mandla district, including women, sold to a contractor for ₹4.5 lakh in Maharashtra, where, upon refusing to be paid less than the agreed wage, they were confined, beaten up and threatened to fear for their lives, have returned home with the police’s aid.

“We are investigating the matter and the police have registered a complaint,” said District Collector Jagdish Chandra Jatiya. “Prime facie, it doesn’t appear to be a case of bonded labour, as ...


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