6 escape from Madiwala juvenile home

Six minor boys escaped from the State Home for Boys in Madiwala on Sunday afternoon.

One of them is said to have returned on Monday, the police said quoting officials.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the boys were told to wash their clothes at 1 pm on Sunday. The iron grill was opened and all six escaped from the terrace, they added.

The Madiwala police said that the home's officials registered a complaint after one hour. It is not for the first time that the boys have escaped from this home. Last year, two boys had escaped while 10 boys had escaped in 2009 due to loopholes in the security arrangements, they added.

An official from the Department of Woman and Child Development (DWCD) said, "There is no proper police security at the home. Only Home Guards are deployed and no official stays at night there. Among the juveniles inmates, several are notorious."

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