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QMumbai: Rape FIR Against BJP’s Madhu Chavan; 3-Yr-Old Assaulted

Rape FIR filed against BJP’s Madhu Chavan and other Mumbai stories. 

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1. Ratnagiri Cops File Rape FIR Against BJP’s Madhu Chavan

Madhu Chavan.
Madhu Chavan.
(Photo: PTI)

BJP spokesperson and president of MHADA’s Mumbai board Madhu Chavan has been booked by the Ratnagiri police for allegedly raping and cheating a 57-year-old woman on the pretext of marrying her.

The Chiplun police station filed an FIR against Chavan, 69, at the direction of the Bombay High Court. According to the police, the woman approached them a few months ago with the complaint that Chavan established a sexual relationship with her after promising that he would marry her. She alleged that he had been sexually exploiting her since 2002. The police, however, did not register an FIR against Chavan.

The woman again lodged a complaint. When no action was still taken, she first moved a local court and then the Bombay High Court, which ordered the police to register an FIR.

Chavan, however refuted the allegations.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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2. Three-Year-Old Girl Abducted, Sexually Assaulted; Man Arrested

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Image used for representation. 
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A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly abducting a three-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her. The accused followed the girl and raped her at a deserted spot, from where local residents found her the next morning, police said. The incident took place in Thane on 23 September.

“The child had slipped out of her house when Ganesh immersion processions were passing by. When her family started looking for her and couldn’t find her, they alerted the neighbours and the police,” said an officer.

The girl was found in a deserted area the next day. “Some local residents heard a child crying and when they went to check, they found that the man was trying to force himself on the girl,” the officer said. The accused has been identified as Vinod Kaivat.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Shiv Sena Extends Support to Mayoral Candidate from a Rebel Group

In an attempt to whisk the mayor’s post away from the BJP, the Shiv Sena has extended its support to a mayoral candidate from a rebel group of Secular Alliance of India (SAI) Party, which is in an alliance with the BJP in Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation. The election to the mayor’s post would be held on Friday, 28 September.

Sources in the civic body said that while the BJP has fielded Pancham Kalani for the mayor’s post, Jyoti Bhathija, from the rebel group of SAI party, has filed nominations for the post. Besides Shiv Sena, the Congress, NCP and others have also extended support to Bhathija.

They also said that the eight corporators have initiated the process to register as an independent group with the divisional commissioner to deal with the legal issues arising out of them supporting Bhathija. The BJP, however, has enough numbers to win the polls, sources added.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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4. Navi Mumbai Cops Detain Paedophile Wanted in Rape Cases

A paedophile, who was wanted in at least 12 rape cases and carried a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, has finally landed in the police net.

Rehan Qureshi, who is said to be in his late 30s, was detained by the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch from Mira-Bhayandar area yesterday evening. A resident of Nayanagar, he is accused of raping several minor girls in Navi Mumbai, Nallasopora, Dindoshi and other areas.

Although the accused had been targeting minors since 2016, the police escalated searches for him after several rape cases were reported in Nallasapora, Dindoshi, CBD Belapur, Sanpada, Kharghar, APMC, and Khoparkhairane.

The Navi Mumbai police even found CCTV footages showing the alleged rapist walking with his victims. They then distributed around 6,000 pamphlets with his photo. “The CCTV footages helped us first establish his identity. Thereafter, we tracked him down to Nayanagar and detained him. He will soon be produced before a court,” said a police officer.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

5. Quick-Thinking Boy Survives After Woman Drives Car over Him

A motorist drove over an eight-year old boy tying his shoelaces in a parking lot in Goregaon East, but he was unhurt as he quickly ducked and fell flat on the floor on realising he was in trouble. The incident, which took place on Monday, 24 September, was captured by CCTV cameras and the footage has gone viral.

The Dindoshi police arrested the inattentive woman driver on Wednesday, 26 September, night after the boy’s parents narrated the episode and filed a complaint.

The footage shows the boy, in a red T-shirt, playing football in the parking lot. He vies for possession with a friend before taking a break to tie his shoelaces next to a Wagon R. The woman gets inside the car and reverses it out of the spot. She then moves it forward without realising that the boy is crouched in front of the vehicle.

Just as the car is about to hit him, he swiftly settles into a prone position. The car passes over him, and he gets up and runs to his friends. The footage does not show the woman stopping.

(Source: Mumbai Mirror)

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6. Man Arrested for Rape of Teenaged Girl Employed in His Factory

An anti-rape protest. Photo used for representational purposes.
An anti-rape protest. Photo used for representational purposes.
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A 26-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly raping a teenage girl employed in his factory. In her complaint to the local police station, the 18-year-old has alleged that the accused first raped her after mixing her drink with a sedative and also shot a video of the incident.

He then reportedly raped her again. When the accused tried to rape the girl for the third time, she informed her mother who reported the incident to the police. A single parent, the girl’s mother works as a domestic help.

“The girl got a job with the help of a friend, who referred her to the factory owner,” said a police officer. The girl reportedly told the police that she shared an “intimate relationship” with her employer.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Man Gets Life Term for Rape

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A special court sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping and impregnating a Class X student in 2015. The girl had died four days after delivering a baby boy.

The court relied on the DNA match of the accused with the baby to convict the man.

Among the witnesses examined by Special Public Prosecutor Usha Jadhav were the victim’s sister, brother, mother and others. While the mother supported the prosecution case, the girl’s siblings were declared hostile.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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