BH CORREESPONDENT, Kolkata: More than 24 hours have passed since 13 juvenile convicts fled from a Dhruva home, an ashram in Ariadaha, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, on Sunday morning. However, the police are still in the dark as to how so many convicts have managed to fled together. The ashram authorities, however, did not want to comment on the incident.
The ashram more like a correctional home is situated at 30, Sri Gopal Mallik Road in Ariadaha. It is run under the supervision of the West Bengal government and earlier, too, many such juvenile convicts have escaped from here.
It is learnt that everyday there are four security guards during the day and six men on duty at night. They were hired from a private security agency. Also, CCTVs are installed inside the home as well as at the entrance of the main gate. Yet, the question arises as to how so many of the juvenile convicts have managed to escape from the correctional home. Three of the juveniles were convicted for attempted murder. Two of them were involved in robbery incidents whereas two others were convicted for keeping fire arms. However, the ashram authorities are tight-lipped about the incident. Police have started an investigation.
A senior police officer said, “This is not the first time that convicts have fled from this correctional home. They had tightened their security just a year back after intimation of the West Bengal Police. The local police station has started an investigation. Now, it is to be seen how long it takes to get these juveniles back.”