Mumbai: 17 women inmates run away from rescue home

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.