There has been a consistent rise in crimes against women, between 2012 and 2013, according to figures on crimes against women from the Mumbai police. This highlights an urgent need to take cognisance of the frequency of crimes against women.
Unaware of the content of the fuel tanker, rescue work became even tedious for fire officials who arrived at the accident spot on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway following the collision between the tanker and luxury bus on early on Wednesday.
18-year-old Tithi Upadhyay stood guard outside her chawl in a modest residential colony in Borivli (East) on Wednesday afternoon. Her father, Devshankar Upadhyay, 48, is one of the nine passengers who was charred to death in the fire on the Mumbai-Dehradun Express.
The Mumbai traffic police have registered details of 544 school bus drivers and 448 cleaners, as part of an initiative to check the recent spate of crimes against children involving school bus staff.
On Day 1 of its drive against autorickshaw and taxi drivers who refuse to ply short distances, the traffic police penalised 544 drivers.
Responding to the increasing menace of fare refusals, the traffic police have started a drive and have formed 64 special squads, comprising 832 personnel, who will position themselves outside key railway stations.
While women continue face harassment on Mumbai’s locals, the railway authorities and the state police continue to be locked in a blame-game over who should bolster security for commuters.
A 35-year-old woman is in coma after falling off a running train when a thief tried to steal her bag between Rabale and Ghansoli railway stations in Navi Mumbai on Thursday evening. Puja Changoiwala reports.
Officials admit that they don’t have the requisite medical infrastructure to treat addicts or handle their withdrawal symptoms.
Despite being under the law’s scanner — having been booked for various offences earlier — these men had the audacity to graduate to even more serious crimes after they were let out, which raises serious questions about the Mumbai police’s criminal surveillance mechanism and their ability to deter crime.
Hours after the Government Railway Police (GRP) claimed on Monday that no women’s compartment is now unescorted at night, after 11pm, a 27-year-old woman travelling in an unguarded, empty first class women’s compartment of a Vashi-bound local was molested. Puja Changoiwala and Pratik Salunke
The combing operation involved over 1,000 Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, who rounded up as many as 150 persons, scanning railway stations between Churchgate and Mumbai Central on the western line and CST and Byculla on Central Railway.
A week after a US national was attacked and robbed on a suburban local train, the Government Railway Police (GRP) arrested a 31-year-old drug addict for the crime on Sunday.
Following Thursday's gangrape in the abandoned Shakti Mills compound in Mahalaxmi, the Mumbai police refused to take responsibility saying the property where the offence took place was a private one and that patrolling it would equal trespassing.
What made the task of the police difficult was that the accused were habitual offenders. Right after raping the woman, and despite threats to ensure her silence, they all switched off their cellphones. Puja Changoiwala reports.
There are only two categories of people who run in the direction that everyone else is trying to escape – journalists and policemen. I knew this before I joined this publication. Puja Changoiwala writes.
While one person has been detained allegedly for the attack on a 28-year-old American national in a suburban train, expatriates say that they feel secure in the country’s financial capital.
Traffic and local police hold special drives to prevent bikers from racing on roads,
An 83-year-old woman was robbed of her gold chain and pushed to the ground by two unidentified passengers in an autorickshaw in Borivli. Jain fractured her leg in the incident and is expected to be bedridden for at least three months.
Most juvenile criminals in Maharashtra were in the age group of 16 to 18 years last year with 4,037 out of 5,931 juvenile delinquents falling in this age group, according to figures from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).