34 escape from juvenile home in Chennai, 14 return: Thirty four inmates from Chennai’s Kellys juvenile home escaped after a clash in the home on Sunday night. Four of them returned and 10 are currently in police custody.
According to police, the boys escaped around 12 pm on Monday, scaling the compound wall. Two 108 ambulances were rushed to the spot and treatment was being given to the injured boys.
According to police officers and parents of some inmates, trouble had been brewing for the past two days because of growing unrest between the two groups of inmates. There are nearly 75 children accommodated there, and they are housed on the first and second floor.
The situation intensified after three of the inmates were denied bail in their respective cases by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).
“The JJB had reportedly observed that the bail plea of one boy may be considered and this angered three other boys,” an official
Anxious parents gathered in front of the home demanding the police to show their children, after they received call about the incident. Number of boys injured is yet to be known.
A posse of policemen was deployed on the premises soon after the clash. Ambulances with paramedics were rushed to the home to treat the injured.