Nine juvenile inmates attempt escape in Coimbatore

Nine inmates of a Juvenile Observation Home here managed to escape but their ill-gotten freedom proved short-lived as they were nabbed within half-an-hour, police said.

Coimbatore: Nine inmates of a Juvenile Observation Home here managed to escape but their ill-gotten freedom proved short-lived as they were nabbed within half-an-hour, police said on Monday.

The nine, all aged below 17, scaled the gates of the home around midnight yesterday and were moving towards the bus stand.

However, officials in the home noticed that some inmates were missing and immediately alerted the nearby police station whose personnel managed to nab them at Papanaickenpalayam, just a km away.

All the nine were lodged back in the juvenile home, police added.

PTI