17 residents flee from Gazipur safe home

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Gazipur, September 08: Seventeen residents of a government-run safe home in the district fled from the facility overnight cutting the window grills of a room.Authorities today managed to bring 12 of them back to the safe home – Hefajotider Nirapad Abasan Kendra – after hunting them down from different areas in Gazipur and Mirzapur in Tangail.

Search is still on to locate five others who fled from the Department of Women Affairs–run safe home at Mogorkhal in Gazipur.

A three-member probe committee led by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Didar Mohammad Maksudul Chowdhury was formed to investigate into the matter.

The committee would submit its report in seven working days.

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Meher Afroz Chumki, visited the safe home today after hearing about the incident.