A 40-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to 10 years in jail by a classes court docket on Monday for pelting stones and flinging a small rod at Mumbai native trains in Kurla inflicting accidents to passengers in 2019. The court docket discovered Rakesh Rod responsible on prices of try and homicide in 4 separate circumstances.
In the primary case, a scholar was getting back from his school in the direction of his residence in Ghatkopar within the night on July 16, 2019.
While he was standing close to the footboard at Kurla station, a stone pelted in the direction of the compartment hit him on his head.
He began bleeding severely and different passengers pulled him into the practice as he was about to fall off after he misplaced his stability as a result of damage. He was taken to the railway helpdesk after which to a hospital the place he needed to be administered 5 stitches.
On the following day, he was known as to the police station and he recognized the individual detained by the police for pelting the stone.
On the identical day, one other individual was touring from Kurla to Titwala. He too was hit with a stone and was rescued by fellow passengers from falling on the tracks. He additionally suffered accidents to his head. The third sufferer additionally equally obtained hit by a stone.
In the fourth case, a small iron rod was thrown on the passenger at Kurla. The passenger noticed an individual sporting a pink-coloured shirt flinging the rod inflicting damage to his stomach. One of the 4 passengers had stated throughout his deposition that the accidents triggered reminiscence loss.
Rod had claimed that he had a struggle with a ragpicker and had aimed the stones and rod at him and never the passengers. He had additionally claimed that he was affected by a psychological dysfunction. The court docket took into consideration a report from the Byculla jail incharge superintendent which stated that no irregularity was discovered.
The court docket stated that whereas it was claimed by Rod that he was concerned in a struggle with a ragpicker, if that was the case, the stone would have been hurled on the floor stage on the ragpicker and never above the footboard of the practice, on the pinnacle of the passengers.
The court docket stated the accused was well-aware that the stone would endanger the lives of the passengers.
The court docket stated that the households of the passengers, together with the faculty scholar injured within the incident, have been depending on them and the incident had affected them of their day-to-day actions, destroying their common lives.
The court docket additionally stated that since railways are a public property, the act of the accused needs to be handled to present a stringent message to offenders.