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33 juveniles run riot, flee; 15 nabbed
At least 33 juveniles went on the rampage at an observation centre in North Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar before running away from there on Sunday morning, however, 15 of them were nabbed by the evening.
The juveniles created ruckus for around 9 hours and vandalised the entire premises. They ransacked the office of the superintendent of juvenile home Sewa Kutir and looted `40,000 from the cash box.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the juveniles turned violent after their demand for drugs was rejected by the observation centre. However, the administration of Sewa Kutir did not allow the police to control the juveniles, who were running riot since Saturday evening. All of the juveniles are in the age group of 16-18 years.
Police sources said that on August 8, nearly a dozen juveniles were transferred to Mukherjee Nagar from Majnu Ka Tila juvenile home as they had created ruckus there. "They were demanding drugs inside the observation centre. The juveniles, who were brought from Majnu Ka Tilla, started the trouble on Saturday evening after finishing their food and also threatened other inmates for dire consequences," police sources said, adding that at least seven of the 33, who escaped from the juvenile home, are notorious repeated offenders and were involved murder, robbery, snatching and dacoity. Many of them had escaped on June 25, July 2 and October 13, 2010, while three juveniles had escaped on September 28 this year.
Sewa Kutir superintendent Anil Kumar said that the juveniles turned violent around 7.30 pm on Saturday and continued creating ruckus throughout the night.
"The errant juveniles first entered the kitchen and set it afire. Then they climbed a 15 feet wall that is secured by barb wires and started pelting stones, rods, bricks on the private guards and police personnel," he added.
Kumar said that the juveniles put mattresses, towel over the barb wires and then climbed to the other side of the premises. "The inmates also threw burning materials on the staff. As a result two cylinders burst but no one was injured," he added.
Around 11 pm, they barged into the office of superintendent and smashed the windows of his office. "They set on fire all the documents. They used wires to initiate spark and burnt everything, which included LCD, oven, AC, phone sets, office files and all the records. Later, they reached the store and stole Rs 40,000 from the cash box," a senior police officer said.
Security personnel informed the police on Saturday night but the administration resisted use of force. The complex, which houses several other offices got completely damaged as the juveniles set at least three gates on fire. They finally escaped around 3.30 am climbing three boundary walls.
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