Tribune News Service
Hisar, October 12
Around 15 inmates of the juvenile observation home fled after overpowering the security guard at the entrance of the main gate at Chandigarh road on the outskirts of the town on Monday evening.
The police sources said the juveniles facing charges in different cases seemed to have preplanned and make good their escape. The security guard has been admitted to a hospital while the police have sounded an alert and sealed the borders of the district.
According to information, the incident occurred between 6:30 and 6:45 pm when the group of juvenile inmates reached near the entrance and assaulted the security personnel deployed at the gate.
They opened the gate and fled on foot, the police sources informed adding that usually there are nearly 4-5 security personnel who remained present at the gate but it was not clear as to what exactly happened when the inmates got the opportunity to flee.
SP Hisar Balwan Singh Rana rushed to the spot and started investigation. The police spokesman informed that they have started a hunt for the escapees and started the process to register a case on the complaint of the observation home superintendent.
The police spokesman informed that there were around 15 jail inmates who fled though exact number will come after headcount in the observation home.
He said the police have sound an alert and sealed the roads and suspected escape routes of the district in an attempt to catch the escapees.
It may be informed that a similar incident occurred in June 2017 when a group of six juvenile undertrials from observation home fled.
They too had attacked the security staff inside the observation home when the staff was taking water campers inside by opening the gates. They had attacked the security guard with an iron road and then snatched the keys and make good their escape by crossing two layers of security.