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From rape of college student to kaali-peeli flash strike: Top 5 stories from Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Here are the top five stories from Mumbai that you shouldn’t miss.

mumbai Updated: Jul 07, 2017 17:04 IST
HT Correspondent
A representational picture of a candle march demanding strict punishment for accused in the Delhi gang-rape case.
A representational picture of a candle march demanding strict punishment for accused in the Delhi gang-rape case.

While three unidentified men pulled a Mumbai college student inside a car, took her to a secluded place and one of them raped her in Charkop Thursday morning, five people got injured after a four-wheeler in which they were travelling flipped twice on the eastern expressway in Thane on Thursday. Hundreds of black-and-yellow taxis operating from the Mumbai International​ airport stopped went on a flash strike on Friday morning over parking space issue, inconveniencing passengers at the airport. Screenshots of WhatsApp messages showing Swati Sathe, DIG, jail, seeking support for the six jail staff arrested for the brutal assault and murder of convict Manjula Shetye went public on Thursday, leading to a controversy. Also, plans to construct anti-sea erosion bunds have been rejected by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) over the last two years, officials told HT.

Here are today’s top five picks:

1. Mumbai woman abducted and raped, told: ‘Asked you to stay away from him’

Three unidentified men pulled a Mumbai college student inside a car, took her to a secluded place and one of them raped her in Charkop Thursday morning, according to the complaint filed by the woman. The police have registered a case against three unidentified men. The complainant told the police the three men stopped the car and allegedly pulled her inside the vehicle. She claimed they took her car to a secluded place, all the while warning her “we asked you to stay away from him”.

2. 5 injured as car flips twice, hits divider in Mumbai

Five people got injured after a four-wheeler in which they were travelling flipped twice on the eastern expressway in Thane on Thursday. According to the police, the car was heading towards Thane. “A vehicle in the front applied brakes suddenly. The car flipped twice and hit the divider near Korum Mall, Nitin Company, Thane. With the help of nearby residents the injured were taken to Mumbai based hospital. We will take their statements, after which a case will be registered with the Naupada police station,” said a police officer from Thane commissionerate.

3. Mumbai inmate’s death: Jail officer tells colleagues to support ‘accused sisters’, seeks out of probe

Screenshots of WhatsApp messages showing Swati Sathe, DIG, jail, seeking support for the six jail staff arrested for the brutal assault and murder of convict Manjula Shetye went public on Thursday, leading to a controversy. The messages, apparently sent by the deputy inspector general (DIG) on a social messaging group with senior prison officials as its members, show Sathe asking the department to support their six accused sisters.

4. Kaali-peelis on flash strike, your return journey from Mumbai airport may be cumbersome

Hundreds of black-and-yellow taxis operating from the Mumbai International​ airport stopped went on a flash strike on Friday morning over parking space issue, inconveniencing passengers at the airport. AL Quadros, a taxi union leader, said the cabbies are in talks with GVK, the company that runs the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. More than 2,000 cabbies have gone on strike and have stopped pre-paid taxi booking from the international airport, said another union leader.

5. As Maharashtra loses 12km of coastline, MCZMA stops construction of walls around sea

Plans to construct anti-sea erosion bunds have been rejected by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) over the last two years, officials told HT. These bunds are constructed, either using cement or sand, to protect the shoreline from erosion. People owning land along the coast have requested MCZMA for permissions to construct anti-sea erosion bunds or a protection wall.