Nine women, all foreign nationals, escaped from a state protection home in Goa after tying up the facility’s 45-year-old warden and a female police guard. According to the police, while three of the runaway inmates were apprehended, the location of six others was still unknown. The incident took place Monday night, when warden went to call the inmates for dinner.
“The detainees came very close to the warden and tried to overpower her. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old female constable tried to intervene but the group forcibly caught her and restrained both personnel with a twine of cloth. They then snatched the key and got away,” said Old Goa Police Inspector Krishana Sinari.
After interrogating the three women, who were re-arrested, police said it was a premeditated act. Police said that four women from Bangladesh and one each from Nepal and Turkmenistan are still missing. Aged between 25 and 30 years, the women were crucial witnesses in cases involving trafficking and prostitution.