Suspected bike thief gives slip to cops

Being a juvenile he was not handcuffed or kept in lock up

The youngster, a resident of Bannappa Garden, Kodigehalli, was taken in for questioning by Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Narasimhaiah. The boy reportedly confessed to have stolen a motorcycle.

The sub-inspector left the station on some work, asking assistant sub-inspector Naik to keep a watch on the teenager.

Since the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 dealing with crimes by juveniles stipulates that suspects should neither be handcuffed nor kept in the lock-up, the police officers were lenient with the youngster. They even offered him milk to drink.
Taking advantage of the bonhomie, the adolescent made good his escape the moment the ASI was absorbed in attending a phone call.

Luckily for him, most policemen, barring the ASI and a sentry, were away on duty.  
The police have launched a hunt for him and expect to apprehend him in a day or two.
According to police, the boy allegedly stole two bikes, one of which is yet to be recovered. They have registered a case against the boy.

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