Ruckus and escapade in girls' hostel

Police register case as residents fight with warden

Ten residents of Bala Mandira, a girls’ hostel at Maskam in Andersonpet, ran away following a fight with the warden and staff on Friday. Four of the girls were found by the police, who registered cases against the protesting girls.

About a dozen girls broke windows during the fight, demanding more facilities and greater freedom of movement.

The hostel, exclusively for girls who experience harassment during maturity, has 15 residents. The girls, on Friday, demanded that they get as much freedom of movement as residents of other hostels and better facilities. In the tussle that followed, the window panes, television, furniture and doors of the hostels were destroyed.


The District Superintendent in-charge Ramniwas Sepat, Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer Rajendra Cholan and Women and Child Development Department officers visited the hostel and tried to pacify the girls, but were verbally abused by angry residents. The girls also threatened to commit suicide using pieces of broken glass.

Shashikala Shetty, the joint director of the Department, also visited the hostel to gather information about the condition from Rukmini, the warden, and staff.

Making the most

Seizing the opportunity, 10 residents, Anu, Deepashri, Suma, Nandini, Anitha, Sheela, Radha, Manjula, Radha and Amala fled from the hostel.

The police acted immediately, searching the bus stand and railway station for the missing girls, and succeeding in finding Anu, Sheela, Radha and Nandini. The girls were handed over to the charge of the hostel warden.

Police case

The Andersonpet police filed cases against eight of the 10 girls. The warden accused them of giving threat to life and assault. A case was booked against two other girls for assault over 10 girls. The two girls are being treated at the government hospital in the City.

Kolar Gold Fields senior division judge N S Mamadpur also visited the hostel on hearing of the incident.

The hostel has been provided strict police security, guarded by a team led by Kolar Gold Fields stand-in Deputy Superintendent of Police Puttamadaiah.

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