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From ransomware attacks to accident on Mum-Pune expressway: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Here are the top five stories from Mumbai you shouldn’t miss.

mumbai Updated: May 16, 2017 17:47 IST
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The baby’s father tied one end of the stole to the rod on top of the cradle to prevent him from falling. However, the stole got entangled in the child’s neck, suffocating him to death(Picture for representation)

In a tragic incident, an 18-month-old toddler died after the stole tied to his cradle to keep him from falling got stuck around his neck and suffocated him. In another accident, a bus overturned on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, injuring 20 people.While a child who was in a coma after a wooden tava thrown from the 14th floor of a 22-storey building fell on her head, has shown “miraculous improvement” and is likely to be discharged in a week, Mumbai police’s encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma might be reinstated by the Maharashtra government. Also, if your computer has been attacked by the WannaCry ransomware virus, you can call the state’s new helpline number for assistance.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Mumbai: 18-month-old dies as stole tied to his cradle to keep him from falling gets stuck in his neck

An 18-month-old boy, Sushil Bawiskar, suffocated to death in his cradle in Andheri in Mumbai on Saturday morning. Around 1pm, the child’s father, Yogesh Bawiskar, left to look for a rented home, leaving him wrapped in a stole in a cradle, along with his two sisters aged 3 and 4. Bawiskar tied one end of the stole to the rod on top of the cradle to prevent him from falling. However, the stole got entangled in the child’s neck, suffocating him to death, said police.

2. In coma for a month, kid hit by tava thrown from 14th floor makes ‘miraculous recovery’

An eight-year-old girl, who was comatose for more than a month after a wooden tava thrown from the 14th floor of a 22-storey building fell on her head, has shown “miraculous improvement” and is likely to be discharged in a week, said doctors. The incident took place on March 31, when Hazequa Kapadia, a resident of Agarpada, was on her way home from her tuition class.

3. Mumbai police’s ‘encounter specialist’ Pradeep Sharma all set for a comeback?

Sharma is one of the famed encounter specialists with more than 100 encounters, including three LeT suspects. (HT)

The Maharashtra government is considering a proposal to reinstate former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma. Senior officials of the Maharashtra police told HT the proposal is pending with the home department and a formal decision is yet to be taken. Sharma is one of the famed ‘encounter specialists’, with more than 100 encounters, including those of three LeT suspects, in his name. Sharma was accused of a nexus with gangster Dawood Ibrahim for allegedly grabbing a plot in Malad and carrying out a fake encounter of former gangster Ram Narayan Gupta alias Lakhan Bhaiyya, a suspected aide of gangster Chhota Rajan, in November 2006 .

4. Bus overturns on Mumbai-Pune Expressway, 20 injured

At least 20 people suffered injuries after a luxury bus they were travelling in overturned on Mumbai-Pune Expressway on Tuesday. The accident took place near Khandala around 12.30pm. The police said the bus was going towards Pune from Mumbai. As it was crossing a curve near Khandala, it toppled on the road. The bus was packed with passengers when the accident took place, the police said.

5. Suspect a WannaCry ransomware attack? Call this Maharashtra government helpline

In light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on a few Maharashtra government office computers, the state has come up with helpline numbers for a few days to guide organisations and institutions prevent and remedy such such cyber attacks, if any. Last Friday, several countries across the globe saw ransomware attacks made by a virus called WannaCry. The hackers first lock the information on the computers, and then demand money for allowing access to it. The Computer Emergency Response Team of India had also issued a red alert in this regard.