Threat mostly from kin, help
An Interview with Himanshu Roy, JCP (Crime). We asked Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime), what steps the city police is taking to ensure safety of senior citizens.mumbai Updated: Oct 16, 2011 01:47 IST
An Interview with Himanshu Roy, JCP (Crime). We asked Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime), what steps the city police is taking to ensure safety of senior citizens.
There has been a rise in murders of seniors this year?
This year, including this one, 12 cases of senior citizen murders have been registered with the city police. Out of these, 10 have been solved. In all these cases, the common theme is that the accused is known to the victim. It is either a family member, a neighbour, house help or a relative.
Why are such incidents increasing?
Senior citizens and the ones who live with them should ensure that the antecedents of those who have access to them are checked. The house help should be registered with the police. We are trying to make sure that people register their house help with the police.
What else can be done?
All the societies should install CCTV cameras to ensure that the person entering and exiting the premises is captured in the video. Installing CCTVs is
an affordable and effective step towards safety. We know a lot of incidents where the crime has been averted with the help of CCTV cameras. The Mumbai police is dedicated towards the cause of the safety of senior citizens and we will make sure it is achieved.
First Published: Oct 16, 2011 01:46 IST