Saidabad police trace 4 boys who fled juvenile home

Following the escape of the inmates, the home upgraded its security.

Hyderabad: The Saidabad police traced four juveniles out of the 15 who escaped from an observation home on Saturday night. Police said they were caught roaming in the city and were nabbed with the help of search parties deputed to hunt for them with tip-offs from sources.

“The boys, all aged between 12 and 14, had escaped from the home by cutting open two grills of the window by a hacksaw blade. While one of them was nabbed on Sunday evening, we caught three others while they were loitering in the city on Monday. Efforts are on to trace the others,” said Saidabad inspector K. Sattaiah.

Following the escape of the inmates, the home upgraded its security. It will be converted into a drug rehabilitation facility for minors in a fortnight, said Ms B. Shailaja, director in-charge of the Juvenile Welfare and Correctional Services.

"After the staff complained about overcrowding, we have shifted the children to a larger premises in another special home nearby,” she said. Two night supervisors and the superintendent of the home were suspended for the break-out.

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