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5 juveniles back in net on train escape bid

Five of the 11 juveniles who had escaped a remand home on Tuesday evening were picked up from Ara railway station.

Remand home superintendent Shekhar Chauhan said: “All five prisoners were taken into custody from the railway station here late on Tuesday night soon after it came to light they had escaped. All 11 of them had escaped by breaking the window of the remand home. We are investigating into the matter. Rest of them will soon be arrested.”

Police officers, sent to the railway station, had reached just when the juveniles were to board a train. However, they failed to arrest six others.

Bhojpur superintendent of police Satyaveer Singh said: “The incident took place because of improper arrangements of security there. The remand home has no boundary although they escaped through window by cutting its grill around 9pm. Only four police personnel were present when the incident took place.”

The remand home, situated on the Ara-Patna road on NH-84, had witnessed many such incidents in the past but hardly any step has been taken to manage better security there.