Mumbai Crime files: January 11, 2017

Updated: 13 January, 2017 14:43 IST
  • Director's wife booked for assaulting minor maid
    Officers at the Bangur Nagar police station were left shocked when a 17-year-old girl with bruises all over her body approached them for help on Monday night. When asked, the terrified girl told the cops that she had escaped from the house where she worked as a maid, as her employer, who is the wife of film director Devendra Singh Sandhu, used to beat her up with an iron rod and hurt her private parts as well. Police have arrested the 40-year-old woman Amruta Kaur Chawla
  • Investment manager held for dowry harassment
    After being harassed and cheated by his husband, renowned investment manager and author Ashu Dutt for over five years, this woman has finally set out on the path of justice. After Dutt’s second wife filed a complaint in 2013, it took the Mumbai cops three years to investigate the case. The Juhu Police finally arrested him on Tuesday, under dowry harassment charges. In her statement to the police, the victim had said, “I was literally getting raped every night. My husband and in-laws tortured me physically and mentally in all possible ways. I am extremely worried because if they can delay the investigation, they can do anything to me.”
  • 35 kg gold heist was handiwork of two gangs
    The Thane police have tracked and arrested three accused, including the mastermind of the 35-kg gold heist in Ulhasnagar’s Mannapuram Gold Loan branch. However, the police managed to recover only 3 kg of gold worth Rs 77 lakh as a chunk of the stolen gold — worth Rs 9 crore in total — is still lying with absconding accused. The main accused Thapa brothers Mansingh and Deepak are still wanted in the case and may have fled to Nepal with the major amount of gold jewellery. The arrested mastermind told cops that the heist was a handiwork of two gangs; one from Jharkhand and another from Nepal and a total 20 people were involved in the heist
  • Body found in suitcase at LTT: No clue about boy
    Tilak Nagar cops are yet to identify the body of the 12-year-old boy found in a suitcase at a platform in Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Sunday. His pictures have been circulated all over social media and police stations as well, but there has been no significant development. It is thus being suspected that the boy may be from outside Mumbai
  • Beggar pelts stones at train, injures woman
    A vagabond, who lost his leg in a train accident a decade ago, was apprehended by commuters when he was spotted pelting stones at a local train at Elphinstone station. A woman, identified as Tripti Ramchandra Parab, was injured in the incident. She was heading home after work when the mishap took place. Around 7 pm, after Tripti boarded a train from Elphinstone station, an unknown person started pelting stones at it. She got badly injured in the incident. When the train reached Dadar, cops immediately rushed her to Sion Hospital. The accused, who was later handed over to the GRP by passengers, has been identified as Vijay Gorivale (37). He is a beggar and stays at Wadala
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A look at crime stories from Mumbai that made news on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

First Published: 11 January, 2017 16:35 IST