Police probing external help taken by women who ran from Kozhikode children's home; all 6 found

Vellimadukunnu children's home
The Kozhikode police said that one of the women has a boyfriend at Edakkara near Nilambur where four of them were found on Friday.

Kozhikode: After finding all six young women who had run away from a government-run children's home at Vellimadukunnu here on Friday, the police is probing the angle of external help they most likely received.

One of them had been found at Madiwala in Bengaluru and another youngster was intercepted while boarding a bus to Kozhikode from Bengaluru, both on Thursday.

Meanwhile, four others were found at Edakkara near Nilambur in the Malappuram district on Friday.

According to reports, the four youngsters had reached Palakkad by train in the morning and were recognised by locals who informed the police.

"One of them has a boyfriend at Edakkara," said a senior police officer.

All six had run away from the children's home on Wednesday evening and the staff was blamed for failing to notice until at least three hours after the incident.

Kozhikode City Police Commissioner AV George has confirmed that the women had sought external help to run away.

The absence of CCTV and lack of security personnel at the children's home meant the youngsters could slip out of the facility without anyone noticing.

The State Commission for Protection of Children's Rights has registered a case on the incident.

A police team had reached Bengaluru on Thursday night to trace the missing girls. However, the five B Babitha, a member of the commission said that all aspects that led to the incident will be investigated.

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