TIRUCHY: Six inmates of Government Protective Home for Women, Khajamalai, escaped after jumping a six-foot high compound wall during the wee hours of Tuesday. Police nabbed two of them and are on the lookout for the others.
According to R Devika, Superintendent of Government Protective Home for Women, Shana (24), Rasiya (27), Sumi Mandal (23) and Shana Sheikh (21) — all hailing from Bangalore, and Nisha (25) from Mumbai and Salma (25) from West Bengal were put in the home on charges of prostitution under the Immoral Traffic Prevention Act. Of the six, four inmates were at the home for more than six months.
“Around 2 am on Tuesday, all the six inmates had bent the window bars of their rooms and broke the glass fixed in the windows using stones and then scaled the six-foot compound wall. They then twisted the iron rods fixed on the wall and jumped to the ground.
Upon hearing a series of thuds, the watchman noticed blood stains in the compound wall. He informed the Superintendent of the home and then alerted the police,” said home sources.
At around 4 am, the police personnel who were on rounds near the Airport area, arrested two inmates — Shana and Rasiya — who were wandering in a suspicious manner and conducted an inquiry with them. During investigation, both of them confessed that they escaped from the home and were travelling to their home town. Later, KK Nagar police registered a case and are on lookout for the other four inmatTIRUCHY:
es who are still missing. Later, Thanasekara Pandian, Deputy Director of Social defence, inspected the spot with officials and suspended the watchman for dereliction of duty. “We have conducted an inquiry with the arrested inmates and also with other inmates of the home and came to the conclusion that it was not a pre planned act. In the desire to see their children and family members, they tried to escape from the home. We have also warned the other 11 inmates in the home not to involve in such acts”, Thanasekara Pandian told Express.
Meanwhile, security will be tightened in the Government Protective Home for women at Khajamalai shortly, said Thanasekara Pandian, Deputy Director of Social Defence.