Juveniles attempt escape in Delhi, make a hole in dormitory; bid foiled

In a movie-like bid to escape, five juveniles, lodged at a Juvenile Justice Home in northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, allegedly dug a hole in the wall of their dormitory.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014, 22:03 PM IST

New Delhi: In a movie-like bid to escape, five juveniles, lodged at a Juvenile Justice Home in northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, allegedly dug a hole in the wall of their dormitory.

The clever attempt was however foiled by authorities of the correction home after they discovered the hole yesterday evening.

According to sources, the hole had been dug in the wall over the last few days with a rod which was probably removed from a window grill.

"The boys used to sing aloud to muffle the sound of digging and used to cleverly hide the portion with a carom board when anybody entered the dormitory," an official said, adding that the carom board was given to them to play in their free time.

The hole came to light last evening when one of the attendants working at the centre noticed a gap from outside and raised an alarm. The hole measured around one-and-a-half feet in diameter. All the five boys, aged between 16 and 18 years, would have probably made the escape bid last night, he added.

Police also said they cannot enter the correction home or question the juveniles and that no FIR has been registered as the authorities of the correction home are yet to file a complaint.

"We can register an FIR only if the authorities of the correction home give a complaint to us. We have not received a complaint in this regard so far," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) N Gnana Sambandan.