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Moira senior citizens told to stay away from strangers

07th October 2018, 02:15 Hrs

the goan I network

MAPUSA

Cautioning senior citizens about befriending strangers, Mapusa Police said most strangers tried to sweet talk their way to con people.

Explaining about various cybercrimes by way of lotteries, fake profiles, bank frauds, etc PSI, Vijay Chodankar informed that most strangers targeted senior citizens who lived alone. 

PSI Chodankar was addressing senior citizens of Moira at the second annual world elder’s day programme in the village panchayat hall, recently.

The programme was co-ordinated by Florence Mendes who read the monthly report of various programmes held for the senior citizens.

PSI Chodankar informed about the facility by the beat police who would readily help in paying all bills and purchase medicines for senior citizens especially for those who lived alone.

He later provided all the key contact numbers to the senior citizens who were present.

During the interaction, the senior citizens stressed on the urgent need to fill up tenant verification forms as many unknown vehicles moved around the village at odd hours.

PSI Chodankar informed that strict action would be taken against owners who do not comply with the formalities of tenant verification. 

Several senior citizens requested police patrolling at regular intervals as many youngsters zoomed on two-wheelers making loud noise.

They also informed about nuisance of alcohol consumption in public places, bars not sticking to proper timings and deafening sound created by some commercial businesses in residential areas.

There was also a discussion on harassment faced by senior citizens at the hands of their own children.

Renato Veloso thanked the village panchayat and the senior citizens who attended the meet.

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