Woman and Child Welfare Department Director submits report to the Government
State Government orders inquiry into the incident
HYDERABAD: Three teenaged girls, two of them pregnant, escaped from the State Home at Yousufguda by removing rusted iron grills of their rooms in the early hours of Monday.
The Government ordered an inquiry into the incident. Three days ago, four girls of the Home attempted suicide following a verbal duel among them.
The trio used to live in side-by-side rooms on the first floor of the building. They pulled off iron grills of the room windows.
"Since the grills were rusted, the girls could bend them easily and sneak outside," Sanjeevareddynagar police station Inspector A. Venkataratnam said.
First they went up the terrace and jumped on to the portico.
They tied a sari on one end of the portico and slid down using it.
The Home building is located on a sprawling campus spread over 18 acres and none noticed the girls fleeing the place.
On learning about their escape in the morning, the Home officials lodged a complaint with the police.
While the Child Welfare Committees of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts admitted the two pregnant girls on April 21 this year, the Juvenile Welfare Department admitted the third girl three months ago.
Woman and Child Welfare Department Director Y.V. Anuradha submitted a preliminary report to the Government about the incident. She directed the Regional Deputy Director to conduct a detailed inquiry.
BJP for judicial probe
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Mahila Morcha on Monday demanded a judicial enquiry into the suicide bid by four inmates of State Home for Girls, Yousufguda.
In a representation to the Women & Child Welfare Minister N. Rajyalakshmi, the Morcha wanted a thorough and independent enquiry into the episode and punishment for persons responsible for the affairs at the State Home.
A team of the BJMM visited the Gandhi Hospital and interacted with the four girls and later went to the State Home also.
Based on the findings, the Morcha objected to the presence of male officials in the Home during late hours.