‘Parents are ignoring character building among children'
Different factors, including some parents giving huge amounts of pocket money to their children, were resulting in increased prevalence of drugs in the State capital, the City Police Commissioner, A.K. Khan, felt.
The spree of recent arrest of drug peddlers indicated that definitely the usage of drugs was going upwards, he said.
The Commissioner was delivering a lecture on ‘Transparency and Accountability in managing public institutions' organised by the Exhibition Society and Osmania Graduates Association here on Monday.
Police stumbled upon startling disclosures during investigation into the drug cases. “Sounds unbelievable but some parents were found giving over Rs.1.75 lakh pocket money a month to their children. For such children, spending Rs.70,000 to purchase drugs is not an issue,” the Commissioner said.
During a vehicle checking drive recently, police intercepted a car and found eight school students, including two girls, inside.
They were returning home after partying in a restaurant. “It was shocking to learn that the students attended a birthday party in a restaurant and had paid Rs.1.77 lakh bill,” Mr. Khan said.
He added many parents were mainly focusing on children's academic performance but ignoring the character building.
Exhibition Society vice-president V. Ramana Rao, Osmania Graduates Association vice-president P. Harinath Reddy and other dignitaries were present.