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Offline RaviKumarBangalore

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Children trespassing and stealing
« on: March 12, 2016, 02:15:29 AM »
Hello. This may sound like a trivial matter, which is why I'd like to know if there is a legal way to do it and whether it is worth it?

I own a house in Bangalore and right next to it is an empty plot that belongs to my uncle. The 50ft x 50ft plot of my uncle has coconut trees, guava trees and a cement ring filled with water and has a lotus plant and we had put some guppies and goldfish inside it too. We have access to the plot via a gate from our house that opens into the plot. All other sides of the plot are walled.

For the past ten years, some muslim children who stay in the nearby lanes, aged around 8 to 12 years (by the time some kids grow up, the other smaller kids become this age and they continue what the older kids were doing), have been jumping the wall every weekend or on holidays to check if there are any coconuts fallen or if there are any fruits they can pluck or if there are any fishes they can steal. If they find anything, they steal it. We shout at them when they come into the compound, and most of the time they run away.

This would've still been ok, if they didn't cause much trouble, but recently they have become very arrogant, and when shouted at, they sit on the wall and mock anyone who is shouting at them (not by using bad language, but by saying that they won't go away). One of us ran after them and they ran away, and now whenever they come, an older boy accompanies them for protection.

We have got fed up of shouting at them, and my uncle does nothing about it either. Once, neighbours told us that the kids had climbed onto the parapet wall of our house too (probably to get access to one of the coconut trees in our compound).


Questions:

1. I've considered reporting this to the police, but parents have said this could only lead to more problems because the kids are from muslim families, because the plot belongs to our uncle (so we might not have a legal right to do anything about it) and are probably being encouraged by their parents to go in search for the coconuts and fruits. Will the police really be able to help in this matter?
2. If I catch one of them and beat them up, what problems could it create for me?
3. What would be the best legal option to take in this matter, so that they stop bothering us like this?

ps: I've heard that stealing from other people's gardens (by children and adults) is a global phenomenon. Some countries have laws about it, but when it comes to such stealing by children, what do we do?

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Re: Children trespassing and stealing
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2016, 05:08:33 AM »
the plot does not belong to you hence you have no right over it. so they are not trespassing your property, you have no legal remedy.

Yes your uncle can give a written police complaint for trespassing.

regarding the garden of fruits convert it into a vegetable firm these children won't be interested in vegetables.
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Re: Children trespassing and stealing
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2016, 08:26:12 AM »
Thanks. I also mentioned they climbed onto the parapet wall of my house too. Just once though. In such a case, is the only option to call the police if I have evidence? The neighbours could be witnesses, but I doubt they'd be able to identify the children.
Even if there is evidence and they can identify the children, will it be worth pursuing the matter? Somehow I feel the police won't take this seriously because they are children.
The worry is that such behaviour from them can result in them either becoming thieves later in life or them stealing from our house.

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Re: Children trespassing and stealing
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 01:15:16 AM »
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The best option for you could be to inform police that some children are climbing up the wall and are jumping down and in the process they are getting injured. you can say that as a neighbour and relative of the land lord, you are concerned about the safety of children and should anything happen you will not be responsible. Instead of you filing a complaint, you can inform the cops in writing and they can speak to the elders of muslim boys and counsel them.
this way you might not be blamed for accusing children/religion, but may be shown as protector of children from injury and death. Cops will also go speak to the boys in a friendly manner as cops would not like to have problems in their area at future date.
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Re: Children trespassing and stealing
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2016, 07:34:07 AM »
Hmm...that's a nice suggestion. The children have been warned of snakes in the garden in the past.
I assume that informing the cops in writing is to create documentation which can strengthen our case if there's any problem in future.
This actually has nothing to do with religion. The mention of "Muslim" is because the people in this area are said to make a mountain out of a molehill, so talking to them without taking the help of any authority could be a bit dangerous/foolhardy.

I guess I'd require a photo of the kids entering the plot too, as proof.

Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: Children trespassing and stealing
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 10:06:05 PM »
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You can choose to take a photo or may let the cops decide by personal investigation.
in addition to presence of  snakes you can  also talk about height of the wall, shrubs and thorns in the plot, falling from wall, tree, presence of water bodies etc which will cause harm and injury and sometimes even death.
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