17 juvenile inmates flee from observation home in Hisar
Tribune News Service
Hisar, October 12
A total of 17 juvenile inmates — eight of them facing murder charges — lodged in the observation home fled after attacking the security guards at the entrance of the main gate at Chandigarh road on the outskirts of the town on Monday evening.
The police sources said the juveniles facing charges in different cases seemed to have planned in advance and make good their escape. The police have sounded an alert and sealed the borders of the district.
The police sources informed that all the escapees are involved in heinous crimes like murder, attempt to murder, robbery, dacoity, theft. While 14 of them belong to Jhajjar and Rohtak districts, two of them are from Hisar and one from Charkhi Dadri district.
SP Hisar Balwan Singh Rana said inmates of observation home have assaulted the security guards and fled. The SP informed that maximum force has been deployed on the highways and all possible escape routes which have been sealed and vehicles are being checked in a thorough manner.
Rana stated that the suspected persons are being checked and detained for identification in the observation home. He directed all the DSPs, SHOs to be out on the highways for checking of vehicles and the supervision of the checking staff. The checking staff has been told to be equipped with arms.
According to information, the incident occurred between 6 to 6:30 pm when the group of juvenile inmates reached near the entrance and assaulted the security personnel deployed at the gate.
They opened the gate and fled on foot, the police sources informed adding that there were nearly 4-5 security personnel who were present at the gate.
SP Rana rushed to the spot and started investigation. The police spokesman informed that they have started a hunt for the escapees and started the process to register a case on the complaint of the observation home superintendent.
It may be informed that a similar incident occurred in June 2017 when a group of six juvenile undertrials from observation home fled in a similar fashion.
They too had attacked the security staff inside the observation home when the staff was taking water campers inside. They had attacked the security guard with an iron road and the snatched the keys and make good their escape by crossing two layers of security.