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Woman Tells: Drunkards Menace Cars

  A woman who claims of being terrorised by a group of drunkards who threw bottles at her vehicle is calling for more community activeness. Krishna Mala Prasad, who came
12 May 2017 11:00
Woman Tells: Drunkards Menace Cars
Krishna Mala Prasad claims the door of her car was damaged after bottles and timber was thrown to her car by people drinking on the road side in Caubati. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

A woman who claims of being terrorised by a group of drunkards who threw bottles at her vehicle is calling for more community activeness.

Krishna Mala Prasad, who came from New Zealand to celebrate her birthday last month, said she was driving to a friend’s home in Caubati when a group of drunkards starting throwing bottles at her vehicle.

The 60-year-old visitor said it happened at the corner of Cakacaka Road.

“They were a group of youths who were standing near the roundabout at about 6:30pm and disturbingly were hitting every vehicle that passed by with the bottles in their hands,” Ms Prasad said.

She said she was scared when she saw drivers speeding up.

“I felt I was the only one stuck in this situation and I just had to call the Police to come to my rescue,” she said.

Police arrived, but by then the damage to her car had already been done, she said.

She lodged her complaint and also claimed $1000 worth of damages to her vehicle.

Ms Prasad said: “People nearby told me that such incidents occurred regularly at that site. The men even took off with people’s money and belongings.

“We want such things to stop and for this we need active communities.”

Ms Prasad said this was a memory she will fly back with today. However, she hopes such people in the community could be tracked down and taken to task because they create fear in their communities.

Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro confirmed the report.

She said it was under investigation and a number of people had been brought in for questioning. However no charges yet. She heads for New Zealand today. Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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