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Assault on Kurla nurse: Two accused seek anticipatory bail

mumbai Updated: Aug 16, 2012 01:20 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Kurla nurse

Two of the four accused, who allegedly beat up a two-month pregnant nurse at Kurla resulting in her miscarriage, have applied for anticipatory bail before the Sessions court.

The Kurla police have arrested one of the accused, Rahul Satpute, and are on the lookout for three other accused, who have been missing since the incident took place. Satpute is currently in police custody.

The incident took place around 10.30am on Friday when the bike on which Satpute, his mother Rajashree and his sister, who is a minor, were travelling, brushed past Vidya Pednekar, 32, who was headed to the Kurla-based Bhabha hospital, where she is employed as a nurse. A verbal fight that ensued between the two sides soon became physical, and the trio then allegedly beat up Pednekar.

Another friend of the trio, Pappu Kanade, also allegedly joined them in beating up the woman.

The victim suffered a miscarriage because of the injuries she sustained in the incident.

DCP (zone 5) Dhananjay Kulkarni said, "Rajashree and Pappu have applied for anticipatory bail at the Sessions Court and their case will come up for hearing on Thursday."

While the police tracked down Satpute and arrested him on Tuesday, the three others managed to flee. The police said that Satpute's sister would be sent to the Dongri children's home if she is arrested.

The police said that while the incident took place on the main road, nobody could hear Pednekar's screams as dahi handi celebrations were on and loud music was playing.

"Pednekar somehow managed to crawl on to one of the stages where celebrations were in progress. Those on the stage, who found her soaked in blood, then rushed her to Bhabha Hospital," said Kulkarni.