Nepalese asylum seeker runs from detention, Northern Territory Police re-captures

Amit Hamal
The Nepalese seeker got out of the back fence of the Cove and ran towards Smith Street

Authorities in Northern Territory re-captured a Nepalese asylum-seeker yesterday after he attempted to run away from immigration security guards by jumping the back fence of a popular tourist attraction in Darwin.

The 27 year old man, whom Guardian identified as Amit Hamal, is apparently an inmate at Darwin’s Wickham Point Detention Centre.

Mr Hamal was on an “scheduled outing” to Crocosaurus Cove which is located in Darwin city. It is understood the young Nepalese man was part of a group of detainees on an organised day trip to the facility which provides up-close and personal view of Australia’s iconic saltwater crocodiles.

A Territory police spokesman told NT News that Mr Hamal was arrested from downtown Darwin before 7 pm on Monday.

He apparently jumped from the second storey of Crocosaurus Cove. Serco security guards were reportedly seen running across Darwin streets looking for the absconding youth.

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