Detainees escape from Juvenile Reform Home in Bhaktapur following clashThe clash had ensued following the death of an inmate resulting in 221 juveniles escaping the facility. Police have so far arrested 191 of them.
At least 35 people were injured in a clash between juvenile detainees and security personnel at Juvenile Reform Home in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur on Monday.
According to the District Police Range, Bhaktapur, 15 detainees and 20 police personnel, including Inspector Sanjiv Oli, were injured in the clash.
Oli is undergoing treatment at Thimi-based Madhyapur Hospital.
Likewise, one juvenile inmate is receiving treatment at Bir Hospital, while the remaining injured are being treated at Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
The clash had ensued after the juvenile detainees, who were protesting against the death of a fellow inmate, vandalised the reform facility gate.
A juvenile inmate had died inside the facility on Sunday. The deceased inmate’s family members had protested against the death of their kin. On Monday, the juvenile detainees joined the protest from inside the facility which resulted in a clash.
The juveniles wielded sharp weapons and vandalised the facility, according to the police.
According to Superintendent of Police Pradip KC of the District Police Range, Bhaktapur, 221 inmates managed to escape the facility during the clash.
“The juveniles broke the windows and damaged the boundary wall to escape the centre,” said KC.
KC informed that the police have so far arrested 191 juveniles from various parts of Kathmandu while a search is underway for the remaining 30.
Kathmandu Police Chief Senior Superintendent Dan Bahadur Karki informed that over 60 juvenile inmates have been detained at the New Baneshwar Police Range.