Concerned over the spate of attacks on senior citizens in Mumbai, the city police chief has pulled up his men for not maintaining updated data of the elderly and failing to conduct proper probe in previous cases.
"Monthly assessment report submitted by Deputy Police Commissioners indicate that investigations into the cases involving senior citizens were conducted technically and poorly," a circular issued by Police Commissioner D Sivanandhan to his colleagues stated.
Sivanandhan said that the attacks were serious in nature and necessary measures need to be taken immediately to prevent such crimes.
"The data consisting details of elderly in the city is incomplete and also not updated. We need to be more serious to bring down such attacks on senior citizens. Such incidents must be controlled. Additional Police Commissioners should also personally show interest on how to prevent such crimes," the circular said.
While seven incidents of attacks on senior citizens were reported last year, nine incidents of attacks on the elderly have already been reported in the first half of this year.
"The numbers worry us. I have instructed my colleagues to take necessary steps to ensure safety of senior citizens," Sivanandhan told PTI.