Arvind Walmiki

Arvind is a correspondent from Thane who covers crime beat and has an experience of four years in the field. Apart from crime he is also a volunteer of Wildlife Crime Control bureau and reports on environment and rescue operations in the city.

Articles by Arvind Walmiki

Rickshaw driver stabs wife, attacks daughter

According to police, the accused Mohan Mahajan, after leaving his family two years back, lived separately in Kalyan.

The Bazarpeth police station booked a 52-year-old rickshaw driver for allegedly stabbing his wife to death and slitting his daughter’s throat on Thursday for not informing him about her wedding, scheduled next week.
Published on Apr 27, 2019 04:22 AM IST
Kalyan | By

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Thane bumps into April 29 reminder

Pranav Patil, president of NGO Paper Revolution foundation (PRF), said, “Many people think voting is a waste of time. We want to tell them that picking the right person can change our city for the better.”

A group of students from Thane is all set to remind people to vote by holding placards at different locations in Thane over the next three days.(PTI)
Published on Apr 25, 2019 02:02 AM IST
Thane | By

26-year-old killed in Thane hit-and-run, dumper driver arrested

The accused lost control of his vehicle and hit the deceased from behind near Kharegoan toll naka in Thane

Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 12:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

60-year-old rickshaw driver booked as wife dies after his auto hits a pole in Thane

According to police, the duo was returning from Dahisar on Sunday night. The accused, Manik Thokal, 60, is a resident of Kalwa in Thane

Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2019 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Woman’s body found inside drum in Bhiwandi; head, legs, right hand missing

The police have formed three teams, including a crime branch team, to investigate the case.

On Saturday, the Bhiwandi rural police got an emergency call about a body dumped in a drum(Getty Images)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi | By, Bhiwandi

Infant kidnapped from CSMT rescued in Nashik; 1 held

According to the police, accused, who is from Nashik, allegedly came to Mumbai on March 24, to kidnap a child as she and her husband, who had been married for 10 years, did not have one.

A two-month-old boy was rescued from Nashik on Monday, two weeks after he was kidnapped from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 16, 2019 07:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thane | By

Fire breaks out at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai, no casualties reported

The blaze, which broke out around 6.20am, occurred because the garbage caught fire owing to the rise in temperature. However it was doused in 10-15 minutes, the officials said

According to officials, garbage at SGNP caught fire owing to the rise in temperature, leading to the blaze.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 11:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Snake bite kills girl, kin blame hospital

Following her death, a mob of 60 to 70 people, including her relatives and locals, gathered outside the civic hospital, protesting for a few hours.

Snake bite kills girl, kin blame hospital(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 12:18 PM IST
Mumbai | By

Five guilty of raping mentally ill woman in Thane

On January 8, 2016, the survivor was at her relative’s house when she was raped

Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 12:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Thane woman held, minor detained for kidnapping 1-year-old

The accused Shahista Mehruddin Shaikh, a homemaker from Vartak Nagar, was about to sell the girl to a businessman, police said. The businessman is yet to be identified.

The child with her mother.(Praful Gangurde/ HT)
Published on Apr 12, 2019 03:26 AM IST
Thane | By

Man murders 16-year-old for not returning Rs 500

According to the police, Sundaram Nishad told Bipin Yadav that he could not pay him back right then, following which Yadav pulled out a knife-like object and attacked Nishad several times.

Man murders 16-year-old for not returning Rs 500
Published on Apr 11, 2019 05:09 AM IST
Mumbai | By

Thane woman claims she killed 7 children, buried them; cops dig the spot for 2 hrs but find nothing

The woman who was arrested in connection with the abduction of a two-year-old boy, confessed to have abducted at least 6 other children

The search going on near Lucky Compound, Thane.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Thane woman murder case: Cops arrest boyfriend after a year

The police found a decomposed body of a woman who was later identified as Futuli alias Faridakhatun alias Mim. She worked in a bar in Dombivli

Faridakhatun, 22, was found murdered in Dombivli on May 1 last year.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Man sets wife on fire after argument, held

The victim, Yogita, 22, suffered 40% burns and was admitted to a hospital. The incident allegedly took place at the couple’s residence on Saturday.

The Vartak Nagar police station on Sunday arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly setting his wife on fire after she checked his phone. (Representative Image)(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Thane | By

50-year-old Mumbai man held for raping 26-year-old mentally-challenged woman

The mentally-challenged girl was returning home after finishing her chores when the accused groped her and raped her in their neighbourhood

On reaching home, the complainant started crying and told her family members what had happened.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thane | By

Four killed after car hits trailer on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

The police said the driver, who is injured, has been charged with negligence and rash driving.

The driver of a car lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a trailer.(HT phoro)
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPadmja Sinha and Arvind Walmiki, Navi Mumbai

POCSO court convicts four men in rape, murder cases in Thane

In four separate cases, two men were given the death penalty and two were sentenced to life imprisonment.

The special POCSO court passed the orders on Friday(Representational photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 12:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Mumbai woman beats son, sends video to ex-husband for more maintenance

The Mumbra police registered the case on Sunday and arrested Heena Shaikh after investigating into the complaint filed by her ex-husband.

The woman told her husband to send her more money otherwise she would beat the child again.(Shutterstock / Representative Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thane | By, Thane

22-year-old biker killed on Meenatai Thackeray flyover in Thane

The incident comes a day after the flyover was inaugurated by Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray on Sunday.

The spot on Meenatai Thackeray flyover where the accident took place.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 08:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

20-year-old reunites with family in Thane after finding kin on music app

The woman had run away from her sister’s home in Diva in 2016

During her conversation with her brother-in-law through a fake profile, the woman would often ask him about his wife and her family.(Photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 26, 2019 07:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

IIT-B scholar in Thane arrested for filming people taking bath

According to the police, more than 12 video clips were found from the accused, Avinash Kumar Yadav, who lives in a housing society in Kapurbawdi, Thane.

The police will add more sections once the phone is thoroughly probed and file a charge sheet within 30 days(HT File)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

18-year-old dead, seven injured in 3 accidents near Mumbai

The mangled remains of the car after it fell into a ditch and toppled at at Kajupada near Gaimukh area on Ghodbunder Road on Saturday.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 01:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ulhasnagar

Thane cops rescue kidnapped boy in 24 hours; one held

The police said the youth had been forcing the boy’s aunt to marry him.

The accused, Surajsingh Darasingh, 20, has been arrested.(HT FILE)
Published on Feb 16, 2019 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Ulhasnagar

25-year-old Bhiwandi man stabs 21-year-old woman to death for refusing sex

The accused, identified as Vikas Chourasia, allegedly murdered the woman on February 4 at Shantinagar, in Bhiwandi.

Police said the accused was carrying a knife which he used to stab the woman in the neck. He fled the spot immediately.(Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 14, 2019 12:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhiwandi | By

Hit-and-run: Three killed in separate mishaps in Thane

In the first incident, Shrikant Khamkar, 29, died after the two-wheeler he was riding, was hit by a BEST bus at Shrinagar in Thane

Picture for representation only.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 10, 2019 12:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Minor thief caught after he fled from hospital during medical test

The police said they saw the boy at the railway yard carrying scrap materials

Published on Feb 07, 2019 12:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Tramadol racket: 2 masterminds held from Mumbai, more at large

Cops said the masterminds ran a call centre and used to get orders from overseas for the medicine. They also used to manufacture the drug.

Cops arrested Nilesh Ravindra Shukla, 38, from Mumbai on January 10. His brother Sanjay, 39, was arrested on January 31.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2019 12:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Thane: 2 dead as car crashes into pole, flips thrice

4 of 6 relatives who had gone out to eat pani puri after a pre-wedding function in critical condition; cops suspect they were drunk

Two died and four were injured after the driver lost control of the car and hit a divider on the Manpada flyover in Thane on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane

Two teens killed after speeding car carrying 11 topples in Badlapur

Police said the 18-year-old driver of the car driving at 100 km/hour when he lost control of the car near Mulgaon village. The car toppled and skidded over 200m.

The car that was involved in the road accident in Badlapur. Initial investigation suggests none of the students were drunk and the driver had taken his parents’ SUV without their permission.(Rishikesh Chudhary / HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 09:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Badlapur (Maharashtra) | By

19-yr-old boy reunited with family 4 years after he ran away from home

Sumedh Chandra ran away from home on March 27, 2015, when he was 15

Sumedh Chandra meets his mother on Wednesday after four years. He was 15 when he ran away from home.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Thane
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