18 minors ran from the observation home in Tirupati by removing the windows of the bathrooms.
The minors held in crimes are kept in the observation homes during the trial of their cases. At the time of the incident 38 boys were staying the home. They all belong to Chittore, Nellore and Prakasham districts.
Police went in to action the moment it went to their notice. They could catch 8 boys in the extensive search made by them in Tirupati and Renigunta stations. Samaikyandhra movement also helped them in nabbing the minors facing criminal charges. As the only transport the boys could depend was railways and it also can be boarded without a ticket.
Police are questioning the boys who were brought back to get a clue about other boys.