Minors molested in school: Parents want women guards MAN SEXUALLY ASSAULTS MINOR NEIGHBOUR
A 36-year-old residential building at Vashi’s sector 3 developed a huge crack on Saturday morning. Ninety people belonging to16 families living in the building have, however, refused to vacate it as they do not have any alternative place to move into.
The residents have preferred to risk their lives by staying in that building to being homeless. So far, neither the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) nor the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has been able come up with a solution.
The NMMC, however, wasted no time in serving notices to the 16 families just after the building developed the crack.
“They did it just to show that they took precautionary measures to save our lives. If something happens to us, they will blame us by saying that we refused to vacate our flats even after getting the notice. But where will we go with our families just within a few hours?” said one of the building’s residents.
The B3/17 three-storey building is one of the oldest structures developed by Cidco and it procured its occupation certificate in 1978. Each floor of the building has four flats. The building was developed for lower income groups. Many of the residents are senior citizens and children.
There are 10 buildings in the compound. According to the residents, almost all the buildings are in bad shape. “As soon as we learnt about the incident, we informed both Cidco and NMMC and requested them to do something for the safety of the residents. But municipal commissioner Tukaram Munde said that as per the norms they Residents look at the crack in one of the houses of the three-storey Cidco building.
cannot provide transit camps to such people. To our surprise, Cidco too does not have any such camps anywhere in the city,” said Vibhav Gaikward, local corporator of Vashi.
“The NMMC said that since Cidco had built the building, so they need to take the responsibility
to take the measures,” he said. The corporator added, “They are ready to seal the building. But where will the residents go? Even if we arrange for some temporary space in a temple, they cannot stay there for long. A new building will also not be ready within a few months.”
The building was not in the list of dangerous buildings prepared by the NMMC ahead of the monsoon. Gaikward said, “We do not know what type of audit they conducted to understand the condition of the buildings.”
Cidco officials were unavailable for comments.
After two minor girls were molested by a watchman of a municipal school in Thane, parents have demanded women security guards at the TMC school.
On Monday, the 35-year-old man molested the two girls in his cabin. He had also threatened the girls.
The school authority did not take any action against the watchman, Vikas Chavan.
The incident, the first in a municipal school in Thane, has shaken the parents.
“The school should hire both men and women security guards,” said a parent, a Kopri resident whose daughter studies in the school.
The parents of the school met and decided that they would take their concerns to the new principal and Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) office on Monday.
Sandeep Malvi, public relations officer of TMC, said, “We have already started the process of hiring security guards for TMC schools. The accused security guard was appointed by the security board of Vashi.”
The Ulhasnagar police has arrested a 22-year-old man, Murli Ramkaran Sahati, for allegedly sexually assaulting his six-year-old neighbour.
On Friday, Sahati went to the boy’s house and told his mother that he was taking the boy to his home to watch cartoons on TV.
Senior inspector from Ulhasnagar police station Shakil Shaikh said, “Sahati turned up the TV volume and sexually assaulted the boy. He threatened the child and told him not to tell anyone about the incident.”
But he told his mother about the incident. Sahati was arrested and has been remanded in police custody till September 1.