Hyderabad: Three of the girls from the government-run State Home at Yousufguda attempted suicide on Thursday by consuming a detergent liquid. The three girls were among the 11 who escaped from the home on June 3.
The police has traced 10 of the 11 missing girls. Most of them are minors. A hunt is on for the eleventh missing woman Akshita, 23, a native of Secunderabad. The three minor girls who attempted suicide are out of danger and are being treated at Gandhi Hospital.
Officials at the home said, "The girls had lunch on Thursday afternoon. Some of them had an argument with the staff. Later, at around 2 pm the three girls consumed detergent. We immediately rushed them to hospital."
"The girls thought they can die by consuming the liquid. But the liquid was not harmful. Their condition is stable now," said doctors.
The minister for Woman and Child Welfare, Tummala Nageswara Rao, visited the home a day after the 11 girls escaped. The minister expressed serious concerns over the facilities provided to the inmates and directed the police to reunite the inmates with their families. "We handed over two of the 11 inmates, P. Durga Bhavani, 17, and G. Rekha, 21, to their families. The process to unite other girls with their parents is on in court," said SI Saidulu.
Eleven girls, six from the rescue home and five from the state home, fled some days ago by removing the iron bars of a window on the first floor. Nine of them were minors.