A Chandigarh Police constable and a caretaker at Nari Niketan have been found guilty for not performing their duties in a case of a 16-year-old girl fleeing from the home.
On October 23, the minor girl, who is currently lodged in the home in a theft case, escaped after scaling the grills on the rear side. She had also stolen a mobile phone of an attendant at the Nari Niketan.
A four-member committee was constituted by director social welfare (DSW) Rajesh Jogpal.
Giving details, the DSW said, "It has been found that the woman constable and caretakers were not on duty when the girl escaped from the home. Appropriate action will be taken against the erring staffers identified as constable Baldir Kaur and caretaker Saroj."
The minor was helped by other inmates to escape from the home and she had also stolen a two-wheeler after coming out, which was recovered by the police. The girl was traced on the basis of the tower location. She was found hiding at a flour mill in Hallomajra.
The minor was arrested last week by local police for stealing two mobile phones and `3,000 from a house in Ram Darbar.