A teenager who escaped from the Bhiwandi remand home in the district on October 3 has been apprehended again.
Thane police commissioner Param Bir Singh felicitated the police team which nabbed the juvenile offender two days ago.
Policemen Pravin Ahire, Rhishikesh Sapkal, and Sharad Sanap, attached to MFC police station at Kalyan, were feted and also given cash awards.
On April 14, a gang of youths broke into an apartment in Kalyan, murdered a 22 years old girl, and looted valuables worth Rs 1.6 lakh.
The juvenile who led the gang also allegedly raped her after the murder.
Police traced the juvenile as he had taken away the girl’s mobile and was using it. He was put in a remand home.
However, on October 3 he escaped.
Two days ago, when the juvenile went to meet his mother at Milind Nagar, police arrested him.
Two other teenagers who had escaped with him were still at large.