In a bid to escape from a juvenile home, around 50 inmates set mattresses and other inflammable material on fire on Friday.
The police said they also vandalised a fire tender that went to the spot to bring the blaze under control. The police said the incident happened at Seva Kutir in Kingsway Camp, Northwest Delhi.
Fire services were informed about the incident at 8.50 p.m. on Friday. “We sent four fire tenders to control the fire,” said a senior fire department official. According to the police, juveniles at the centre started pelting stones at one of the fire tenders and vandalised it.
Police teams were called in to bring the situation under control.
“All the children have been rescued. We still do not know if some of them fled in the ensuing chaos. We will look into it as soon as the situation is brought under control,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) N.S. Bundela.