54 juveniles escape from remand home

Updated on Oct 24, 2007 05:57 PM IST

Officials report that 44 clamber out of the remand home on Monday and 10 make their getaway on Tuesday.

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IANS | By, Patna

Fifty-four juveniles charged with various crimes including robbery and stabbing have escaped from a remand home in Patna in the last two days.

Officials in the Gaighar remand home said they escaped by scaling the boundary wall.

While 44 clambered out of the remand home on Monday, 10 made their getaway on Tuesday, said Patna Deputy Superintendent of Police Ramashankar Rai.

They attacked the security personnel and injured two policemen.

The modus operandi was simple -- they placed one bed over another and then climbed a ladder to jump out.

Just last week, the inmates had accused the remand home management of beating them up and demanding money from them.

The district administration has suspended two wardens for dereliction of duty, officials said.

The remand home holds over 100 people below 18 who are under trial.

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