Stone Pelting: Mumbai: Five injured in stone pelting on CR trains; one detained | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: Five commuters were injured in separate instances of stone pelting on Central Railway locals in Mumbai on Tuesday. Massive security deployment was made on the tracks in the Dadar-Kanjurmarg section. One person was detained by the GRP late on Tuesday.
Collegian Rajesh Pawar was among those seriously injured. Pawar studies in class XII at a Bandra-based college and was headed home to Ghatkopar in a Khopoli train.
“He was standing a little away from the coach entrance. Around 3.50pm, when the train was near a bridge between Kurla and Vidyavihar stations, a stone flung from outside brushed a commuter before it struck Rajesh on the head above his left eye. He was bleeding profusely from the head injury and his clothes were covered in blood. Co-travellers helped him get off at Ghatkopar station and alerted cops,” Pawar’s mother told TOI. Pawar was rushed to the Bhabha Hospital at Kurla. He has been administered four stitches.
At the same location near the bridge, another commuter, Ajay Kahar, 23, was struck with a stone. Kahar, a Titwala resident, suffered a head injury above his eye. A third commuter, Ratandeep Chandanshive, was targeted at the same location between Kurla and Vidyavihar stations at 3.45pm. Officials said he injured his left elbow.
Chembur resident Devilal Badaria, 34, was travelling between Sion and Kurla stations around 4.30pm when a stone hit him on the nose. “He has suffered a laceration on his nose and will need stitches,” said a doctor from Sion Hospital where Badaria is admitted.
Trombay resident Tausif Khan, 32, was the fifth victim of stone pelting on CR trains on Monday. He was travelling between Kurla and Tilak Nagar stations when a stone struck him on the stomach and caused an injury.
“We are in the process of installing CCTVs in the Kanjurmarg-Ghatkopar section and Ghatkopar-Vidyavihar section. Sixteen Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) personnel have been deployed for track patrolling, besides special teams in plainclothes. Awareness programmes are being carried out in vulnerable areas and meeting are being held with slum residents. Drives against trespassers are being stepped up and joint operations with GRP and city police are being conducted for detection,” said a CR spokesperson.
On July 8, four other commuters were injured in separate stone pelting incidents in the Sion-Vikhroli belt. Two FIRs were lodged by Kurla GRP but nobody was arrested.

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