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Escapee moved to Thrissur observation home

The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate on Thursday transferred one  of the two boys who escaped from the Kakkanad Observation Home to the Thrissur Observation Home.

Published: 18th October 2013 10:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2013 10:34 AM   |  A+A-

The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate on Thursday transferred one  of the two boys who escaped from the Kakkanad Observation Home to the Thrissur Observation Home.

The boy who escaped with four others from the Juvenile Home was rearrested  later. The authorities of the Kakkanad Observation Home has filed a report before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate that the boy was suffering  from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and was accused in several murder cases.

The report filed by caretakers Thomas P C, Akshaya Kumar and Babu Raj stated that the boy recently arrested after breaking from Juvenile Home was a trouble makers and it would be impossible for them to accommodate him at Observation Home again.

According to them, he was mentally ill and often turned violent. The boy was also suffering from HCV for a long time and there were possibilities that the disease was spread to other inmates and caretakers.

According to the authorities, an accused in two murder cases, often verbally abused girls staying at the Girls Observation Home, visitors and caretakers. According to the officials, when two escapees were brought back to the  Observation Home, they submitted to the caretakers that before escaping,  they had opened the gas connection in the kitchen so that the court documents get gutted.

They submitted that the Observation Home at Kakkanad does not have facilities and staff to keep boys here for long time and the two vacancies at have not been filled even after several request.

Meanwhile, the Police produced the arrested boys before the Chief Judicial  Magistrate who transferred one to Thrissur and another back to Kakkanad Observation Home.

The police is still in search for other four children, including three from Tamil Nadu and one from North India.  According to caretakers, they had sent two boys from Tamil Nadu to home earlier, but their parents refused accept them. They believe that there are possibilities that these children might have reached North India by this time.



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