On Friday 28th Jan around 11.15 am, an elderly couple who were heading to DMART to do their monthly grocery shopping were mugged by armed youths (bearing knives) on a motorcycle, who snatched the bag from the lady which contained Rs 5000 cash and important house and cupboard keys. I reached the incident within minutes of the incident and was witness to shaken elderly couple who were helpless and didnt know whether to react with anger or to be thankful to God, that they werent harmed by these armed youths. I also heard the Mr. Prakash Wadkar – Operation Manager, Hiranandani Commando Services that they tried to attack him also, and he was spared by a whiskers breath.
This kind of daring broad daylight bag snatching has led an outrage among Powai and hiranandani residents as there have been numerous similar incidents in the past. Residents are left on tenterhooks and want this kind of incidents to stop and want to know what the authorities doing to see that these kind of incidents are not repeated again. Meanwhile the Hiranandani management seems geared to put up cameras in the area to monitor the area.
Below is a petition drafted by Arpana Rawat who wants residents to sign it, so it can be presented to Powai Police station. Click here to Sign the petition http://is.gd/v09mGG
Below are the few reactions of Powai community from Facebook.
Niha 明暗 Patil This has got to stop.
Yesterday at 11:38 ·
What good a Commondo with a Gun (except a few scares maybe) if he is not allowed to shoot and he sure wouldn’t be by any chance unless he is from some Federal law enforcement agency.See more
rather dan situation gettin worse we shud try to do sumthing for this
But primally also sending a message that these are not issues that are or will be looked into and resolved by others who may be employed to look into just on their own steam-but by support and involvement by people who are directly effected by it- i.e.powai-ites at large.
I know- another boring blah!blah! but lets catch up over a cuppa chah/drink to dwell into it some more. take careSee more
By this, we can get to know each other,a lot more. I think it would be better than just commenting online where no face to face conversations occurs. . it’s not that effective.
It’s just a suggestion. You can repudiate it. But in the end. . all of us have to stand out and do some thing for our society. 🙂 🙂
It would be better . . if we start doing it.
God bless.See more