The residents living along the Dwarka Expressway in Gurugram's sector 89 to 92, are gripped with fear after the gruesome assault on a 38-year-old engineer in broad daylight.
The incident happened when Manas Pachauri was at a shop near his neighbouring housing society Raheja Navodaya. He was brutally assaulted by a group of men with an iron rod.
The news of the assault spread like a wildfire and soon the question on the safety and security of the area was raised.
Speaking with CitySpidey, the residents said that area lacks basic security infrastructure despite repeated requests to the police and the civic authorities.
Praveen Malik, President of Sare Home said, “The incident certainly raised a serious security concern in the area. I have been raising this issue for a very long time and with a lot of effort, we were able to get permission last year from the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Police for a Police booth through CSR initiative adjacent to our society.”
He added, “However, no police personnel have been assigned for this area till date. This is appalling as our area falls under sector 10A police station which is 15 km far from our society. We have demanded that at least deploy police personnel here so that they can control crime in the vicinity.”
They informed that the area's security is in the abysmal state with negligible police patrolling, lack of proper streetlights, CCTV etc.
Prashant Kathuria, Vice President of Raheja Navodaya RWA said, “Everyone is shocked after the incident. They are wondering how something like this could happen in broad daylight. We met the police official and demanded to increase the security in the vicinity as we are living in a very secluded area.”
They informed that after the incident, the resident fear to go outside the society even in the day-time. The residents alleged that the police are not building confidence among the residents or giving any assurance to them.
They said that several cases of a chain, mobile and bag snatching have been reported from the area. Women residents always feel unsafe while returning to home from work.
Vikrant Srivastava, a resident of Ansal Heights said, “There are no security measures in our area. There are several blind spots in the vicinity which makes it easy for miscreants to carry out criminal activity.”