10 women attack warden, flee rehabilitation home

10 women attack warden, flee rehabilitation home

Ten women escaped from the state-run Rehabilitation Home for Women and Children in Wilson Garden area after assaulting the warden on Friday night.

According to the jurisdictional police, at around 10.30 pm, the women attacked warden
Sneha (name changed), snatched the keys of the main door from her and fled. A few other inmates, who heard the commotion, rushed to the main door and found it open. They also noticed the warden lying on the floor with injuries. They informed the police who shifted the warden to a nearby hospital. They found that 10 women had escaped from the Home.

The police managed to track down one woman in Madiwala and arrested her while she was fleeing. Another woman surrendered at the Hulimavu police station. She told the police they were ill treated by the Home staff and not provided proper food.

The women had been staying at the Home for over a couple of months after being rescued from brothels by the Central Crime Branch police. They were handed over to the Home, but escaped apparently to return to their profession, added the police.

A senior police officer said, “These women are from West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand. Our men have visited the Home and will take the report from its officials. The issue will be discussed with other officials concerned, as another woman had escaped recently and returned to the brothel from where she was rescued.”

Efforts are on to trace the other women, he added.