City has 272 unsafe spots for women: Police chief

Addressing a press meet,Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said the audit was done after the gangrape at Shakti Mills compound.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:August 27, 2013 2:01 am

Mumbai has 272 deserted places that are frequented by drug addicts,alcoholics and vagabonds who could pose a danger to women’s safety,police said Monday.

Addressing a press meet,Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said the audit was done after the gangrape at Shakti Mills compound.

He said the police had written to the owners and caretakers of all these places to ensure security there failing which they would be held responsible.

Singh said that after the Delhi gangrape incident last December,all police stations in the city were directed to register complaints by women immediately,which could be reason behind the increased number of cases of crimes against women last year as compared to 2011.

The commissioner also said that for the approaching festival season,they would make sure complaints by women are attended to as soon as possible. “The women can make a call to our helpline 103 for help 24 hours a day,” he said.

Meanwhile,the victim has finally recovered.

According to Dr Tarang Gianchandani,acting CEO and medical director of Jaslok Hospital,the victim is now physically fit for discharge,but the decision has been left on the patient and her family. “I have not yet had a word with the doctors,but she is physically fit for discharge. We are waiting for her to get mentally stable,following which she will be discharged from the hospital,” Gianchandani said.

She added that the victim was getting psychological counselling from a young doctor on a daily basis. “The doctor just chats with her to ensure she copes with everything,mentally and psychologically,” she said.

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