Killers, rapists among dozens in India jailbreak

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NEW DELHI: Scores of juvenile inmates, including killers and rapists, staged a mass breakout from a detention centre in eastern India after cutting through metal windows and gates, police said Monday.

Thirty-four out of 86 inmates broke out of the facility in the Munger district of Bihar state on Sunday, an officer said. Twelve returned in the hours after the daring escape.

“The inmates broke the iron grills and the metal gate and fled in an overnight escape,” Ashish Bharti, Munger police chief, told AFP. Many of the escapees have either been convicted or are awaiting trial for serious offences such as murder, rape and theft, the officer added.

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