11 women inmates escape destitute home in Bengal

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 08:10 hrs

Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 11 women inmates, who were earlier rescued from Mumbai after they were trafficked from the state, have escaped a home for the destitutes in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said Monday.

"Eleven inmates of a destitute home in Uttarpara escaped through a window early Monday. Two of the women are Bangladeshi nationals," an official at the Uttarpara police station said.

"Most of the escapees are from North 24 Parganas and were trafficked to Mumbai. They were rescued and brought to the home Nov 23," the official added.

An official of the destitute home, some 15 km from here, said the women had been trying to escape ever since they were brought to the home.

"We have informed the district administration about the escaped inmates. A complaint has been registered with the police who are investigating the matter. All the escapees are in their late 30s," the official said.

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