QMumbai: Andheri Boy’s Suicide Due to Broken Heart Not Blue Whale

A failed love affair was allegedly the reason behind the 14-year-old’s suicide.

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The initial theory was that the boy was involved in the Blue Whale challenge.
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1. Broken Heart Not Blue Whale Behind Andheri Boy’s Suicide

The police found a suicide note in the boy’s mobile.
The police found a suicide note in the boy’s mobile.
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A failed love affair and not Blue Whale game prompted a 14-year-old boy from Andheri to end his life on July 29, police have said.

Cyber cell experts from the Kalina forensic lab have succeeded in recovering a deleted suicide note from Manpreet Sahans’ mobile phone, which says that he decided to kill himself because his girlfriend started dating another boy. He had written the note around a month before his suicide.

The same team failed to find any material evidence from Manpreet’s cellphone that could have proved that teenager might have fallen prey to the Blue Whale game as was being initially speculated.

Manpreet had jumped to his death from the terrace of his Andheri East building.

A few days before his death, he had told his friends that he won’t be attending school. Police said that his friends started discussing on social media groups that he could have been playing Blue Whale, a deadly online game that tasks a player with a number of challenges, the last being suicide.

The speculations even prompted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to order a probe into the teenager’s death. Accordingly, his phone was sent to the forensic lab’s cyber cell department.

But the forensic team failed to get any image or other clues that could have established that the boy was addicted to Blue Whale. “After the CM’s order, the experts, who were working day and night, recovered over 24,000 images from his phone, but they found nothing related to Blue Whale,” said, Dr KV Kulkarni, director of forensic lab, Kalina.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

2. 13-Year-Old’s Baby Dies Two Days After Her Pregnancy Was Terminated

The subject of a high-profile legal dispute and multiple debates in the medical community—the termination of pregnancy of a 13-year-old girl in the 32nd week of gestation—ended tragically on Sunday with the death of the baby boy, who barely lived for 48 hours. The infant died without knowing that his teenaged mother and her family had decided to take him home.

The boy weighing 1.8 kg was born prematurely at JJ Hospital, Byculla on Friday and kept in the neonatal intensive care unit. He passed away around 10.30am on Sunday after slipping into a critical condition since 4am. While all his organs were underdeveloped, his immature lungs gave rise to severe breathing difficulty. From an oxygen machine, the baby was shifted to ventilator support on Friday midnight.

"His condition was critical since birth. Prematurity is what probably killed him but a detailed autopsy will tell us better," said a doctor from JJ. TOI learned that the baby bled into his lungs despite an aggressive management by the NICU doctors. "It is possible that he bled inside chest and brain as well but we will know only after a post mortem," the doctor said.

(Source: Times of India)

3. Pianist Jumps To Death From Bandra Highrise

Popular pianist Karan Joseph.
Popular pianist Karan Joseph.
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Renowned pianist Karan Joseph jumped to his death from the 12th floor of a Bandra building on Saturday morning. Though police have not received any suicide note yet, they suspect that his ill health could have prompted him to end his life.

Joseph, 29, hailed from Bengaluru. He was staying at his friend Rishi Shah’s place on the 12th floor of Concord Building in Bandra.

According to police, Shah and another of his friend were present in the room when the incident happened. They were in the middle of a conversation when he suddenly opened the window and jumped out at around 8.45 am.

“Joseph had gone out on Friday night and came back to his friend’s flat on Saturday morning. No suicide note has been found. We are recording statements of the witnesses,” said Pandit Thackeray, senior police inspector of Bandra police station.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

4. Chembur Watchman Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Stray Dog

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
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A 46 year old security guard was arrested by the Chembur police on Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a stray dog in a housing society in Chembur.

The man, Ramnaresh Mishra (41), had made sexual gestures by flashing at a female stray dog. He then forcibly took the female stray dog to the guard's washroom in the society and locked the door. A few minutes later, he opened the door and let the dog out. He later came out. "There are eight cameras deployed in the society and each week I check the footage. On three particular days Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, I saw him walking aggressively towards the washroom," said Asmita Deshmukh, secretary of the housing society.

The incident was captured by CCTV cameras deployed in the society on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 01:50 am, 03:50 am and 04:00 am. "I noticed something fishy when I saw the dog coming out of the washroom," she said.

"People who are violent often start with animals as victims and then move on to humans. This case should, therefore, worry everyone. We call for anyone found harming animals to be punished to the fullest extent of the law and request the government to strengthen penalties for abusing animals in the larger interest of community safety," said Meet Ashar, PETA Emergency Response Coordinator.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Mumbai Man Throws 19-Year-Old Woman Out Of Running Train After She Refuses To Give Money

Teen girl pushed off a Mumbai local.
Teen girl pushed off a Mumbai local.
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An unidentified man allegedly pushed a 19-year-old woman from a Virar-Churchgate local train while it was leaving Virar station after she refused to give him any money. After pushing the woman, who dislocated her shoulder in the fall, he managed to get down at the station and flee the spot.

While the Vasai GRP are going through the CCTV footage from the platform, the brother of Komal Chavan, a Nalasopara resident, said she was alone in the ladies’ coach in the 9.49pm local, which had no police GRP constable onboard.

Komal, who works in a lottery shop in Virar, like every day, boarded a 9.49pm local to go home after finishing work. “There was nobody else in the ladies’ coach and right after she got in, a man boarded it. He then asked her to hand him over all her money and when Komal refused he dragged her to the door of the train, which had started off, and pushed her out. He also got off and fled the spot,” said Nandu, Komal’s brother.

6. BMC Brings Construction At Rani Mukerji's Bungalow To Halt

Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra. 
Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra. 
(Photo courtesy: Facebook/RaniMukerji)

The construction work at actor Rani Mukerji's KrishnaRam bungalow in Juhu has come to a halt after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued a stop-work notice last week. BMC officials had sent a notice to Mukerji last month to inspect the premises on August 26 following complaints of irregularities in the construction.

At the time, BMC officials were not allowed to enter the premises. A senior civic official said, "When we visited the premises, we were told that the amended plans had been submitted to the Building Proposal Department and the changes were according to the new plans. Before the amended plans are approved, how can they begin construction work? Hence, a stop-work notice to last week. And, now, unless the plans are approved, work cannot start again."

Prashant Gaikwad, assistant municipal commissioner of K West ward, confirmed the development. Rani Mukerji's spokesperson said, "Yes, we have received a stop-work notice from the K West ward. We have stopped work with immediate effect and have replied to the notice as well."

(Source: Mid-Day)

7. Mumbai’s Favourite Lalbaugcha Raja’s Pandal Receives Banned Currency

Lalbaugcha Raja being taken for immersion. 
Lalbaugcha Raja being taken for immersion. 
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Banned currency notes made their way to Mumbai’s most popular Ganesh pandal – Lalbaucha Raja – this year with devotees offering over Rs one lakh in demonetised currency to the Lord.

Of the around Rs 6 crore, which the popular Lalbaucha Raja in Parel received from devotees during the just concluded Ganesh festival, there were 105 notes of the scrapped Rs 1,000 denomination in the donation box. “Of the 105 notes, one was torn. There were also 50 notes of the scrapped Rs 500 denomination,” an official from the state Charity Commissioner’s office said.

“So far, the total donation received is Rs 5,93,14,800,” the official said. “We are yet to count foreign currency received in the donation box and also the new currency ‘garlands’ offered to the deity,” the official said.

(Source: Indian Express)

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