Published On : Sat, Sep 15th, 2018

RTI shocker: Market hub Sitabuldi most unsafe as 24 youngsters killed in 3 years

Nagpur: Sitabuldi in Nagpur is best known as market hub. But the area has a dubious distinction, too, as police records would reveal. As per records, Sitabuldi has emerged as most dangerous place for youngsters. In the last three and half years since 2015, 24 youngsters were killed in different kinds of crimes under the jurisdiction of Sitabuldi Police Station. The startling fact has come to the fore through Right to Information Act.

In reply to an RTI query posed by activist Abhay Kolarkar, who had sought information regarding crime scenario in under jurisdictionns of Dhantoli, Ambazari and Sitabuldi police stations, the city cops had provided the shocking details. Kolarkar had specifically asked about murders, crime against women and fatal attacks on young boys and girls.

As per RTI reply, 24 incidents of attack on children were recorded in which 24 kids were killed between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2018 under Sitabuldi Police Station jurisdiction. Nine children were killed in 2015 and 2016 each whereas three young boys and girls lost their lives in the first six months of 2018.

During the same period, 54 senior citizens lost their lives in different incidents under the three police stations. 34 senior citizens were killed in Dhantoli area while 18 died in Ambazari jurisdiction. Though the police department didn’t mention the reasons of deaths of youngsters and the aged, the numbers are still worrying.

Dhantoli, Sitabuldi and Ambazari areas are mostly dominated by white-collared people. Despite this, 39 cases of crimes against women were recorded in last three and half years. Similarly, 22 murders also took place during the same period. These police stations also recorded 77 cases of chain-snatching during the same period.