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IN A HORRIFYING INCIDENT, ELDERLY COUPLE HARASSED AND CHASED BY HOOLIGANS ALONG PALM BEACH ROAD

pambeach-road-2A family traveling on Palm Beach Road went through mental torment when drunk hooligans followed their vehicle on Palm Beach Road, stopped it at Nerul and physically assaulted the man driving it. A complaint has been filed at the Nerul Police Station but no arrests have been made yet despite the complainant providing the police with the vehicle number of the accused hooligans. Every time she recollects the incident of Saturday night, Nelsi Thomas is horrified. The incident took place past 1 am on Saturday night on Palm Beach Road when the Nelsi Thomas along with her husband and three girls were going from Vashi to CBD Belapur. On Palm Beach Road, a bunch of drunk hooligans followed them and at the Nerul signal, overtook the Thomas’s vehicle, got down and physically assaulted her husband.She believes that youth might have had followed the car seeing the women in the vehicle.She says that had the pass bys not responded to their shouts for help, anything could have happened with them.She has filed a complaint with the police and informed them that the youth were in a Maruti Swift number being MH 43 R 3159. The Nerul Police that has so far failed to make any arrests in the case not surprisingly refused to speak to us. However we were told that the sections registered against the youth in the case are non cognizable. If the Navi Mumbai Police does not take these incidents seriously, such cases of drunk driving and harassment of citizens will make Navi Mumbai second Bihar. With cameraperson Rajendra Prasad, Rajeev Mishra for Navi Mumbai News.

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