Juvenile heeds mom’s advice, turns himself in

Juvenile heeds mom’s advice, turns himself in

Taking his mother’s advice, the accused went to the observation home and surrendered. (Image for representation)

A 17-year-old juvenile offender, who gave police the slip while being escorted two days ago in Byatarayanapura, surrendered before the state home for boys in Madiwala after he was advised to do so by his mother.

On Friday, the juvenile was being taken on a bike by two policemen to the state observation home by Vyalikaval police after he was caught in a bike theft case. As the accused requested drinking water, the policemen stopped near Gali Anjaneyaswamy temple. When one of the policemen went to fetch water, the accused pushed the other policemen and escaped.

Head constable Naganna filed a complaint at the Byatarayanapura police station over the incident. But the police kept the case under wraps, as it would cause embarrassment to the department.

On Sunday, the Byatarayanapura police visited the boy's house at Laggere and informed his mother about the escape.

Subsequently, the boy's mother informed the accused about the visit of the police and asked him to surrender, advising her son on the futility of hiding and the importance of abandoning his criminal ways. 

Taking his mother’s advice, the accused went to the observation home and surrendered. Officials at the home called up the Vyalikaval police and informed about the surrender.