Two juvenile inmates flee reform centre in BirgunjThey cut through a wired fence on the centre’s roof, jumped to the house attached to the correctional facility and escaped, said police.
Two juvenile inmates fled from a reform centre in Birta of Birgunj Municipality on Friday.
According to the Parsa Police Office, the incident occurred at around 2am on Friday after the escapees cut through a wired fence on the centre’s roof. They jumped to the roof of the house attached to the correctional facility and escaped, said police.
Of the duo, one was serving time for murder while the other was imprisoned for rape. Search for the escapees is underway.
Previously, one minor died while 11 others were injured in a clash at the Jayandu Juvenile Correction Centre in Daduwa Rural Municipality of Banke district on September 22. All 254 inmates fled the centre, breaching boundary walls, railings and gates. The case was one of three incidents of violence that took place in correction centres within a span of one month.
The first incident of such violence was reported on August 21 in the Bhaktapur-based correction centre operated by Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programmes. As many as 297 juvenile inmates at the centre clashed with security personnel, an incident that left 20 police officials and 15 juvenile inmates injured. The juvenile delinquents clashed with the police after one of the minors lost his life under mysterious circumstances.
Three weeks later, on September 12, inmates from a juvenile centre in Birta of Birgunj Metropolitan City clashed among themselves. A group of inmates transferred from the juvenile centre in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur had physically assaulted the leader of the inmates at the reform centre. Some of the minors from Bhaktapur were transferred to Birgunj after the incident. Twenty security personnel and 15 juvenile inmates were injured in the clash.