Ingale, TNN | Dec 23, 2011, 01.02AM IST
NAGPUR: Home minister RR Patil on Thursday informed that 146 senior
citizens were killed in the state during 2009 to 2011. Of these four
cases happened in Mumbai in September this year alone. He provided
these figures while replying to a query by Arun Gujarathi, Usha Darade
and others in legislative council on Thursday.
In the last six months, eight senior citizens were killed and an
amount of Rs 8.86 lakh was stolen from them but Rs 8.24 lakh of it was
recovered after investigation. The minister said, "the accused in 91
cases were arrested. It is observed that close relatives and in some
cases servants were the culprits in most cases. The most common
intention behind the murders was disputes on property or loans,
differences within family, and under influence of liquor."
According to him, every police station had compiled a separate
register of senior citizens residing in its jurisdiction. The details
of servants working for the senior citizens were also collected. A
toll free helpline was started for the safety of senior citizens. The
helpline number for Mumbai was 103 and people from rest of Maharashtra
could dial 1029. In response to the call made to these numbers,
immediate help would be provided. Also, a special Tanta-Mukta police
station was started in Aurangabad, Patil said.