In October 2018, the Malad police booked a 65-year-old man for allegedly raping a 55-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage. The accused is a resident of Ramchandra Lane in Malad West. The police said the businessman was not arrested as he has fallen ill. According to police sources, the woman is a widow, who used to live in Mumbai, and had moved to Pune to live with her brother. She started to work as a caretaker in the house of a senior citizen in Pune, but the person died, leaving her jobless. The victim said the accused had a flat in Mumbai and Nashik. After a formal meeting with him, the two decided to get married. After an accident, when she met the accused for financial help, she learnt that he had cheated and raped several women in Nashik and Mumbai on the pretext of marriage. The accused was booked under section 376 (2) (N) (rape) of the IPC.
In September 2018, Malwani police arrested three drug peddlers who are Nigerian nationals and recovered 152 gm cocaine worth over Rs 15.20 lakh from them. They were arrested by API Ghanshyam Nair and his team. The accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, and were produced before the court and remanded in police custody.
On 26 August 2018, the body of a 45-year-old man was found near the tracks between Malad and Goregaon railway stations. The Borivali Railway Police had then registered a case of murder against an unknown person and began an investigation. Railway Crime Branch of Mumbai arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly murdered his same-sex live-in partner fearing that the latter would expose his sexual orientation to the others. The arrested person was employed in a dairy at Malad and is a native of Sonbhadra village in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
In August 2018, a journalist lodged a complaint with Borivali police, alleging an auto-rickshaw driver masturbated before her. She hired his rickshaw for a ride from Malad to Borivali. She said to the police, "While I was on a call, I noticed the driver indulge in obscene actions. The driver then took a turn into a lane and he stopped the rickshaw, pulled his pants down and started to openly masturbate in front of me." Zonal deputy commissioner of police said an FIR was registered under Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (insulting the modesty of a woman) of IPC. The case is still under investigation.
In August 2018, Malad police arrested a man for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social media and giving rape threats to a Bhojpuri actress. The man posed obscene remarks on the actress' Facebook account for many days, which she didn't pay much heed to. However, when the man threatened her of rape, the actress registered a First Information Report (FIR) at Malad Police Station. She further revealed that the man threatened her husband as well, saying he will not be satisfied until he gets intimate with her. The accused was arrested under section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) under the Indian Penal Code.
In July 2018, five people were arrested for allegedly poaching flamingoes in the mangroves at Jankalyan Nagar, Malad West, and a case registered based on the photographic evidence provided by local residents. As per the information received, Mangroves Cell made the arrest under the Arms Act, as the accused had used a gun to hunt the birds. "Locals gave us evidence against the culprits, in the form of photos they had clicked," said an official from the Mangroves Cell.
To solve the spate of housebreaking thefts in Malad, cops examined CCTV footage and saw that a certain individual with a limp was always around the area of the crime scene. The cops then began searching for the person in question. One night, when a team of Malad cops were patrolling the area, they found one person in a residential building near Liberty Garden. When a cop went to confront him, he tried to attack with a sharp object. The cops, however, nabbed him. He later confessed to the crime.
In June 2018, a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by two unknown persons in Malad behind Inorbit Mall at 3 am. The youth who is a resident of Teen Dongri in Goregaon, was lying in a pool of blood when a transgender spotted him and alerted a passerby who then took him to the nearby Sidharth Municipal hospital, said a police official from Bangurnagar police station. However, he died during treatment. A case has been registered against the two murder suspects under section 302 and 34 of IPC.
In June 2018, a Malad east based Real Estate firm owner was duped by two mobile robbers after he took help from them. According to police sources, the victim was travelling home after dropping a family friend at Mira road. The incident occurred near Regency hotel on the Western Express highway. While he was at Borivali his bike suddenly broke down when the mobile thief offered him help. Without knowing their intention Khan took their help and lost his mobile phone worth around Rs 40,000. He then filed a complaint at the nearby police station under section 420 and 34 of IPC. Cops registered the complaint and investigations are on.
In May 2018, the Malad police caught two habitual offenders while patrolling, when they were trying to flee after snatching a mobile phone from a person sleeping on the footpath. Around 2:30 am near Liberty Garden, the cops saw three men roaming around the footpath where people were sleeping. They saw one of the trios pick a mobile phone from a sleeping person. The policemen chased and arrested two of them
In April 2018, two agents from Malad's Malwani area were booked on charges of cheating and forgery, for having duped six people of Rs 41.25 lakh. The duo promised the victims a house on a piece of government land, which they claimed to own. Six victims paid the agents a significant sum of money between 2011 to 2017, in return for the houses which the duo had promised. The property in question was located in Dharoli, an area in Malwani's Rathodi village.
In March 2018, a 51-year-old man was arrested for shooting at his cousin over a business dispute one afternoon. The incident took place in Malad (East) and left the 42-year-old victim without part of his thumb. The accused was restrained by the victim and his two employees after he started firing from his pistol.
In March 2018, a 21-year-old man walked into Sahu Nagar police station and confessed that he had killed his friend because the victim made fun of his lack of education and ability to speak English. The accused said that the man he killed, his friend, would speak to him only in English and belittle him for being uneducated. The accused slit the victim’s throat and stabbed him multiple times to make sure he was dead. As per the police, the accused walked into the police station and confessed to the crime. He then accompanied the police to an isolated spot near Raheja bridge in Mahim and showed them the victim’s body
Malad, which is located in the western suburbs of Mumbai, is known as a hub for nightlife and food joints. Unfortunately, this busy locality has noticed a spike in crimes such as murder, robberies and rape in the recent past that has shaken the residents of the locality. We look at some shocking criminal activities that took place in Malad in the recent past
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