Two cars with smashed rear glasses at Sabitri Tower in Uliyan, Kadma, on Wednesday. Picture by Animesh Sengupta
Three residents of a posh six-storey apartment on Uliyan Main Road in Kadma woke up to a nightmare on Wednesday morning and found the rear glass of their cars smashed.
Residents of Sabitri Tower Bishwajeet Sarkar, Shailendra Kumar and Shilpi Sarkar have lodged separate complaints at Kadma police station.
Surprisingly, neither electronic gadgets nor any other car parts have been stolen.
This is the second such incident in the area. Last month, the rear glass of two cars were damaged near Jagadhatri Tower on the same Uliyan Main Road.
Officer-in-charge of Kadma police station Jai Prakash Rana said they were investigating the case.
“We will be checking the footage of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, installed at the bank located opposite to the apartment, which may give us some clues. We will also speak to the security guard posted at the branch who was on duty last night,” said Rana.
“We used to park our cars in front of our apartments on the side of Uliyan Main Road, as the basement of our flat did not have adequate parking space. We had heard about attack on cars at a nearby apartment block last month. Today, we were victims,” said Shilpi Sarkar.
She also expressed her displeasure over the efficiency of their flat’s security guard Ganpat Prasad. “He must have been sleeping. Had he been awake, no one would have attacked the vehicles,” she added.
After Wednesday’s incident, panic has gripped residents who are now thinking twice before parking their four-wheelers outside their apartments at night.
Many are now desperately looking for proper garage space to station their cars.
“We are yet to know the reason behind such bizarre attacks. It seems to be done by someone suffering from psychological disorder. We do not want to park our vehicles outside our apartment anymore. We are searching for garage space,” said Shailendra Kumar, one of the victims.