More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP
More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP

25pc rise in India human trafficking cases in 2015, nearly half of which involved children

The real number of cases could be higher, activists say, as many victims, especially those from poor, rural backgrounds, remain unaware of the crime

More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP
More than 40 per cent of cases reported this year involve children being bought, sold and exploited as modern day slaves, government crime data showed. Photo: AP
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