200 FAMILIES DO NIGHT VIGIL TO NAB ROOFTOP STONE PELTERS IN VIRAR
MUMBAI : Around 200 families of a chawl in Kargil Nagar,in Virar are doing night vigil in their area, in an attempt to nab miscreants who pelted stones, rocks on their asbestos roofs of their chawl rooms in the dead of the night. Till now, the Virar police have not been able to catch the miscreants, while the residents are living in fear each night.
Since the past month, unknown miscreants would pelt the rocks on the roofs of the chawls in the Manvelpada area in Kargil Nagar, Virar (E). As a result, there are huge holes in the roofs and putting the lives of the residents at risk, as the stones break the asbestos sheet roofs and fall in their rooms.
Shailesh Lane,a resident of the area said,since the past month we are facing a new fear in the form of stones being pelted onto our overhead roofs, and falling directly inside our rooms. We do not know who the miscreants are and why they are throwing the rocks on the roofs,said Lane. To prevent rats, snakes and other reptiles coming from the roofs into our rooms, we have put packaging tapes on the holes,said Lane.