Boy who fled from Apna Ghar detained

The 17-year-old boy from Assam who had escaped from Apna Ghar, Merces, was detained on Friday morning near Vasco railway station.

The boy, a resident of Rupsi village in Dhubri district of Assam, escaped from Apna Ghar on Tuesday afternoon, police sources said. "He escaped as he was tired of being beaten up at the home," said Old Goa police sources.

The boys father who is now in Goa has filed a bail application before the Juvenile Justice Board.

It may be recalled that an offence of criminal trespass and intent to commit any criminal offense by entering the naval premises at Bogda, near Sada, was registered against the minor boy. He was sent to Apna Ghar, an observatory home for children in conflict with law.