Bhairahawa, February 12
Six children escaped from the government-run Child Reform Home in Rupandehi due to negligence on the part of security personnel last night. All the boys are below 17 years of age.
The detention centre home had a lot of 72 inmates living in three rooms. Those doing time at the centre face various charges including rape, drug abuse, theft and murder.
The detention centre has inmates below the age of 18 years from Rupandehi, Kapilvastu, Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Nawalparasi, Banke, Bardiya, Kaski and Gorkha districts.
Two children, who escaped the centre, were set be freed on Wednesday. “It looks like a premeditated plan”, said the centre’s chief Subhadra Gautam.
Of those who escaped, two were doing time for rape and four for theft, said Gautam. They had escaped from the main gate. A team of 10 police personnel led by ASI had been guarding the centre.
A version of this article appears in print on February 13, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.