Minor girl's murder: Excise raids migrant labour camps in Aluva

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An excise official stated that over 50 labour camps in Aluva range will be raided on Monday. Photo: Screengrab/ Manorama News

Aluva: Migrant labour camps have come under the scanner of excise and police departments of Kerala after a minor girl was sexually assaulted and killed by a dailywager from Bihar.

A team of excise officials raided migrant labour camps in Aluva after allegations and public outry that the majority of people in the camps are addicted to drugs and liquor. 

On Monday morning, excise officials reached the area where migrant workers including the family of the slain child are residing. 

The room of Asfaq, the accused in the child murder case was raided.

“Over 50 camps under Aluva excise range will be raided. Patrolling will be intensified in the coming days,” said an excise official.

Asfaq Alam (28) was in an inebriated state when police took him into custody on Friday. He had abducted the child on Friday around 3.30 pm from her residence. Police said Asfaq raped and killed the child at an abandoned area near Aluva market. The child's body was recovered on Saturday.

A source said there is a sharp rise in criminal cases involving migrant workers in the state. Government records revealed that 34 lakh migrant workers are employed in Kerala. During 2016-23, a total of 159 guest workers were booked in 118 murder cases.

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