Drug ad­dict pelts stones at com­muters in Kalyan, in­jures 2

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sa­jana Nam­biar sa­jana. nam­biar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

KALYAN: Two com­muters at Kalyan rail­way sta­tion were in­jured when a sus­pected drug ad­dict started pelt­ing stones at them on Wed­nes­day.

They were stand­ing on plat­form num­ber 4 wait­ing for the train when the man, who was on plat­form num­ber 3 started rain­ing stones on com­muters.

The 28- year- old drug ad­dict Kailas More, who i s usu­ally seen roam­ing around at Kalyan rail­way sta­tion, sud­denly started throw­ing stones at com­muters.

Dashrath Rai, 25, who had come to Kalyan rail­way sta­tion to see his rel­a­tives off was hit and sus­tained in­juries to his ear.

When Rai went to the nearby Ruk­mini­bai civic hos­pi­tal for treat­ment, a woman nar­rated a sim­i­lar story. She was hit on her hand and left the sta­tion im­me­di­ately af­ter the in­ci­dent.

More, who had man­aged to es­cape from the spot, was ar­rested in the evening.

The Kalyan Gover nment Rail­way Po­lice ar­rested him with the help of the CCTV footage which had cap­tured the en­tire in­ci­dent.

“We have booked him. We will en­sure t hat he i s not al­lowed to en­ter the rail­way premises,”said an of­fi­cer from Govern­ment Rail­way Po­lice, Kalyan.

Com­muters have com­plained drug ad­dicts and beg­gars oc­cu­py­ing the Kalyan rail­way sta­tion are a com­mon sight. They roam around the plat­forms, cre­at­ing fear among com­muters. They also board lo­cal trains.

“The rail­way au­thor­i­ties should not al­low them to en­ter the sta­tion premises. They also oc­cupy sky­walks dur­ing night hours. Af­ter this in­ci­dent, the rail­ways should make sure that such peo­ple are re­moved from the rail­way premises,” said Monika Pandey, 32, a com­muter.

COM­MUTERS HAVE OF­TEN COM­PLAINED ABOUT DRUG AD­DICTS OC­CU­PY­ING STA­TION

PHO­TOS: RISHIKESH CHOUDHARY

Plat­form num­ber 4 of Kalyan rail­way sta­tion where the in­ci­dent took place on Wed­nes­day.

Dashrath Rai, 25, a com­muter who was in­jured.

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