2014 - A Recap: Mumbai crime news

Updated: Jan 25, 2015, 09:35 IST | A Correspondent |

Mumbai has witnessed a significant rise in crimes in the past 12 months. Here's a look at some crime stories that made the headlines in 2014

From sex crimes, murders, human slavery and shooting incidents, here's a look at few crimes stories from Mumbai in 2014

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Mumbai: Quick-thinking 4-yr-old saves her mother from rape
When an on-record criminal sneaked into their house to attack the woman, the child kept her calm: she pretended to be asleep, then slunk outside to raise an alarm. Read full report

Mumbai man's daring escape from human slavery mafia in Malaysia
Lokesh Sapaliga’s 25-day ordeal started with a job offer at an oil rig in Malaysia, and ended in a factory where he toiled for 20 hours, ate food crawling with worms, and slept on bedbug-ridden mattresses, until he ran through a jungle to his freedom. Read full report

Two juveniles convicted in Shakti Mill gangrapes
Two juveniles arrested in connection with the Shakti Mill gangrape cases of a photojournalist and a telephone operator were today convicted by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and sent to a Nashik school for three years to learn "good behaviour". Read full report

Esther Anuhya murder: Post-mortem reveals 23-yr-old was raped before being burnt
Eleven days after she went missing, the charred remains of 23-year-old software engineer Esther Anuhya were recovered from the bushes near Tata Colony at Bhandup. Read full report

Mumbai acid attack: Preeti Rathi's neighbour held for flinging acid at her
Eight months after Delhi resident was attacked at Bandra Terminus, the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested Ankur Panwar; he says he took the extreme step out of jealousy that Rathi had got a job but he was unemployed. Read full report

Caught at last! After molesting 25 kids, one-eyed paedophile held
A citywide police hunt culminated in the arrest of the pervert who had 13 cases lodged against him, during interrogations, he admitted to having lured and sexually attacked 12 more children. Read full report

Maharashtra govt suspends DIG Sunil Paraskar, accused of raping model
The complainant, a 25-year-old model, has alleged Paraskar (57) had molested and sexually assaulted her on two occasions in December 2013. Read full report

The inside story of how Kalyan youth Areeb Majeed became an ISIS terrorist
23-year-old Kalyan-based engineering student Areeb Majeed recounts a chilling tale of leaving India to live in Iraq, joining ISIS and taking a bullet to his chest before returning home. Read full report

Mumbai crime: Woman groped at Salman Khan's film promotion
It was a horrifying ordeal for a woman who turned up at the parking lot of Inorbit Mall, Malad to catch a glimpse of Salman Khan. Read full report

Malad murder: Friend killed housewife to move to Bangladesh with prostitute girlfriend
Mobile technician who killed and robbed his friend, a 32-year-old Malad housewife, allegedly did so for his girlfriend from Grant Road, who is now in Bangladesh. Read full report

Shah Rukh Khan's driver held for raping actress's maid
Rajendrakumar Gautam alias Pintu Mishra, who usually drives the Bollywood actor’s BMW, befriended the 17-year-old girl, lured her with a job offer 'with a superstar' and raped her in a hotel. Read full report

Man walks into 5-star hotel to get change, walks out with Rs 6 lakh
A visitor claiming to be from Dubai walked into Hotel Intercontinental on Marine Drive and walked away with Rs 6.04 lakh kept in its accounts office, by tricking the accountant. Read full report

Mumbai: Shooters were paid Rs 11 lakh supari to target the Bhatts
The police arrested a gang that was allegedly planning to target the filmmaker and his family members on instructions from gangster Ravi Pujari, who hoped to establish himself as a don in the film industry. Read full report

Bollywood's casting couch exposed: Sex today, film role tomorrow
After hearing horror stories of struggling actors being exploited by casting agents, we decided to blow the lid off Bollywood's worst-kept secret. In a sting operation, we meet agents, only to find they are glorified pimps. Read full report

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