Mumbai: 17 women inmates run away from rescue home

17 women inmates escaped from a state government-run rescue home near Mumbai on Monday, police said.

Updated: Sep 11, 2012, 00:20 AM IST

Mumbai: 17 women inmates escaped today from a state government-run rescue home near here on Monday, police said.

The women escaped this morning by scaling the wall of Navjivan Women`s Rescue Home in suburban Mankhurd, said a police officer.

According to police, the women had been either rescued by police during the raids conducted at ladies` bars or from prostitution dens in the city.

A complaint was registered at Govandi police station, police said adding efforts were on to trace the women.

PTI