QMumbai: School Sends Legal Notice to Parents; Doc Commits Suicide
School sends legal notice to parents; five people drown at beach in Ratnagiri and other stories
1. School Sends Legal Notices To Parents, Wants ‘Pending’ Fees
A school in New Panvel has issued legal notices to several parents demanding that they pay fees for the academic year 2017-18, or face legal action. The parents, however, claim the school is demanding hiked fees for the previous year in contravention of an official order that had reversed the fee hike.
In one notice, issued on behalf of the Liberty Education Society, which runs St Joseph’s High School, New Panvel (owned by the Ryan International Group of Institutions), the parent was asked to pay an outstanding amount of Rs 29,730 in seven days or less for the period June 2017 to May 2018.
“At least 60 parents have received notices so far asking them to pay. Many parents have still not returned from their summer vacation, and have not read the notices. Some who got the notices have replied to them. We are not going to pay the hiked amount as education officials have asked the school to roll back the fee hike,” Ravindra Kalambekar, a parent representative who also received a notice, told Mirror.
2. Undergoing Treatment For Depression, Doc Kills Self
A female resident doctor working with Tata Memorial Hospital allegedly committed suicide on Saturday.
The 31-year-old reportedly overdosed on anaesthetics. According to the police, Dr Rupali Kalkundre, who worked in the hospital’s anaesthetic department, was being treated for depression. The Bhoiwada police have registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) in the matter.
She apparently did not leave behind a suicide note. On Saturday, Kalkundre’s husband, a fellow doctor, found her unconscious in their shared quarters. He had just returned to their room on the hospital’s sixth floor at around 4:30 pm after finishing his shift. After repeated knocks on the door went unanswered, he used his key to enter and allegedly saw Kalkundre lying in a comatose state, with empty syringes and an anaesthesia bottle strewn about her, the police said.
3. Five Of Borivli Families, Heading To Ganpatipule, Drown At Beach In Ratnagiri
Five people on a picnic to Ganpatipule in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district drowned while swimming in the Arey Ware beach on Sunday evening.
The victims were members of two families from Borivli’s IC colony, and were on their way to the Ganpatipule beach when they decided to break their journey at the Arey Ware village, around 15km from their destination. The five of them, Monica D’Souza, 44, her children Saloni, 22, Mathew, 16, and Rachel,18, and Kenith Masters, 56, decided to swim in the sea around 4.30 pm, but were pulled in by strong currents.
Their bodies were recovered two hours later. Kenith Masters’ wife, Leena, 52, was also pulled in by the currents but managed to escape.
4. Three Jewellery Shop Workers Arrested For Theft Worth Rs 57 Lakh
The Mumbai Police have arrested three men for allegedly stealing gold ornaments from the jewellery shop where they worked. The police said the accused were given gold and diamond ornaments worth Rs 57.6 lakh for polishing.
An officer said the case was registered last week after the accused didn’t return to the shop with the ornaments. The complainant, Kalyan Kar (37), claimed that he gave the ornaments to his employee Kirtia Payra, who fled with the valuables to West Bengal.
A team from Pydhonie police station was sent to Payra’s native place in West Bengal and he was taken into custody.
His alleged associates — Jareshwar Sudhir Maithi and Pintu Bhuya — were arrested earlier this week. The police have recovered the stolen goods.
“Payra recently started working at the shop. He was given ornaments worth Rs 57.6 lakh for polishing. Later, when he didn’t return, the complainant sensed something amiss and approached Pydhonie police,” said an officer.
The three were booked under Section 408 of the IPC.
5. 5-Year-Old Drowns In Resort Pool At Beach Near Mumbai
A five-year-old girl drowned in a swimming pool of a resort on Arnala beach, in Virar, on Friday evening, after she slipped from her parents’ hands and fell into the water. The Arnala Coastal police have registered a case of accidental death on Saturday though no arrest has been made yet.
Prapti Patil, the victim, a resident of Narangi,Virar (East), was visiting Arnala beach with her family on the day of the incident. Her father approached Nisarg Resort for permission to use the washrooms as some of the family members wanted to freshen up. While some of them were in the washroom, Prapti and her parents decided to enter the swimming pool in the resort. Prapti slipped from her parents’ hands and fell into the water. Although she was pulled out of the water and rushed to a nearby private hospital, she was declared dead before admission.
The resort has two adult and one children’s pool and Prapti and her parents had entered the adult pool. “We will question the resort owner as Prapti and her parents’ names were not entered in the guest register,” said an officer.
6. Police Fear Rains May Hamper Search For Kirti Vyas’s Body
With rainfall lashing parts of the city on Saturday, investigators fear the search for the body of 28-year-old salon executive Kirti Vyas in the creeks of Wadala was going to be difficult.
The police have not yet been able to find Vyas’s body in the Wadala creeks, where the accused claimed to have disposed it off.
Vyas, a finance manager at the Andheri branch of salon chain BBlunt, went missing on March 16. After a two-month search, two of her colleagues — Siddhesh Tamhankar (28) and Khushi Sahjwani (42) — were arrested for allegedly murdering her. So far, the accused have accompanied a team from the DB Marg police station, where a missing person’s complaint was initially registered, to several spots to help locate Vyas’s body.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Dilip Sawant said, “We have searched most parts of the creek. But some areas are yet to be covered. A group of 15 local residents is helping us…it’s a race against time. Once it starts raining, it will be difficult to find the body.”
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