Drug addict pelts stones at commuters in Kalyan, injures 2
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
Platform number 4 of Kalyan railway station where the incident took place on Wednesday.
Dashrath Rai, 25, a commuter who was injured.