In June 2019, a visit to a hospital for an X-ray of around Rs 1,000 cost a woman Rs 1.5 lakh, when she was robbed of her jewellery by two men posing as a doctor and a technician. The incident took place at Fortis Hospital in Kalyan. The victim was alone in the waiting area when two men approached her. They posed as a doctor and an X-ray technician. Police said when a relative of hers arrived then, they told him to wait there while they took her for the X-ray. The Bazarpeth police are still investigating the matter.
In April 2019, a person was arrested from Kalyan with a red sand boa — a non-venomous snake — (weighs 2.49 kg and 145 cm long) that is a protected species under the wildlife protection act, 1972. The Maharashtra Forest Department. trap and arrested Sitaram Pawar near Khoni Phata on Sunday around 5.30 pm. The snake was recovered from him and an offence as per the wildlife protection act was registered. The accused was produced in court where he was sent to three days police custody
In November 2018, an Indian Army captain from Pune was arrested by Ram Nagar police in Dombivli after his wife filed a complaint of blackmail and harassment against him and also accused him of threatening her. The 30-year-old captain and the woman were married in 2015. She told the police that he would torture her and also beat her occasionally. She also went on to disclose his extra-marital affairs as well as fraud against other women to the cops. Further investigations are on.
In November 2018, a Mumbai police constable was arrested for allegedly creating a scene at a police station in Thane. The wife of the accused told Kolsewadi police that he used to assault her after getting drunk. While the cops were attending to his wife's complaint, he barged into the police station and started abusing the personnel. He got into a fight with one of the cops and even broke his jaw. He was arrested and remanded in judicial custody, according to a police official.
In October 2018, a 41-year-old man had been arrested for allegedly killing another person at a lodge in Kalyan town. A man in his early 40s arrived at the lodge in the afternoon and said he wanted to meet the accused. The lodge staff directed him to his room. A little while later, the staff heard the commotion, and then the accused emerged from the room with his clothes stained with blood. The accused left the lodge, the staff entered the room to find the visitor lying in a pool of blood. A sickle was found nearby.
In July 2018, a 38-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Nanded district over the Maratha quota demand. Apparently, he hung himself from the ceiling at his home in Dhabad village of Nanded, located around 570 km from Mumbai, when his family members were out for some work on July 29. A suicide note was found near the body in which the man purportedly mentioned that he was ending his life over the Maratha community's demand for reservation, said a police official.
In July 2018, three people from Nagpada were arrested by the Government Railway Police's (GRP) crime branch unit for looting people travelling on long-distance trains. According to DCP GRP the accused would target north Indians who travelled in the general compartment (non-reserved compartment) and offer them help in getting a reserved seat, adding that they knew people in the railways who could help them get tickets. They would pick up people from Kalyan railway station and take them to Lokamany Tilak Terminus Railway station where they would ask them to wait near the railway yard, where two more would arrive at the spot and rob the victim
In July 2018, a constable attached to Ulhasnagar police station allegedly thrashed a neighbour and slapped two of his friends in Kalyan, in an inebriated state. The incident took place at Gauripada in Kalyan. Mahesh Khaire, 24, was talking to his friends, when the accused cop, Ravindra Tayde, 42, allegedly started shouting at them. They alleged that despite telling him that he and Khaire were neighbours, Tayde beat them up. One of Khaire's friends even shot a video of the beating. Only when Tayde’s son came and told him Khaire stayed in the same building, did he stop.
In July 2018, a 32-year-old man was arrested by the city police for allegedly cheating a woman after befriending her through a matrimonial website. Krishna Devkate, who works with a BPO firm, was arrested by Unit 11 of the Crime Branch from his house in Kalyan town. Though only one woman has filed a complaint against him, police suspect that he had cheated many others using the same method, said an officer. The woman had received a marriage proposal from the accused on a matrimonial website in January. She found his profile attractive as he had claimed to be in government service, and the two soon began to meet. He told her that he was having some financial problems, so the woman gave him her credit card. He then purchased a mobile phone worth Rs 65,000 and also withdrew Rs 22,000. Further, he also molested her on one occasion, she alleged.
In June 2018, a railway protection force (RPF) constable was suspended for allegedly molesting a female commuter at Kalyan railway station on platform number 6-7. The entire episode was caught on camera. In the video footage, the constable can be seen taking advantage of the sleeping woman and molesting her. Later, few commuters confronted the cop about the incident and even slapped him for his act. The constable's identity has been established and he was suspended after the video of the incident went viral.
In May 2018, acting on a tip-off, a team of the forest department, Kalyan Government Railway Police (GRP) and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) arrested a man from a lodge near Kalyan railway station and recovered more than 50 black pond turtles from him, of which four were already dead. According to the information received by the police department, the man was running an illegal online business of selling turtles after he failed to secure a job. Thereafter, they laid the trap and nabbed him.
There is a list of criminal cases that struck the ever-bustling city of Kalyan over the years. From rapes to murders, robberies, and molestation, the city of Kalyan has witnessed many of these gruesome crimes. Here are some instances that made news
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