January 15, 2010 12:41:20 am
14 suicides in 14 days: Parel man hangs self,teen jumps to death
A twenty-four-year-old man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday at his NM Joshi Marg house after his wife left him due to his alcoholism,police said.
Kishore Pramod Solanki,a daily wage labourer,hanged himself using his wifes saree in his hut at Parel,police said. Solankis wife had reportedly left him two days back and gone to her parents house as she was fed up by his addiction. He would reportedly come home drunk and fight with her. We suspect that its her departure that may have frustrated him and forced him to commit suicide, said police sub-inspector D Khilare from NM Joshi Marg police station.
In another incident,an 18-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the fifth floor of her building at Matunga on Thursday. According to police,Shivani Seth was a student at SIES College. The reason behind the suicide is not yet known. This is the 14th suicide in the city this year.
HC seeks details from railways in Wankhede stadium case
The Bombay High Court today directed the Railways to produce their manual and circulars to ascertain the prevailing rules at the time of the construction of Wankhede stadium.
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Petitioner Amit Maru has challenged the use of railway land by the Mumbai Cricket Association for redevelopment of the stadium.
Petitioner contends that the railways objected to it as it was within the 30 metre restriction area,however,the statutory authority which is the municipal corporation,did not take any action in this regard.
The court on Thursday said that it wanted to check the environment assessment report.
Additional solicitor General Darius Khambatta said that the report was not required in this case.
Petitioners lawyer Y P Singh submitted that the stadium stands are abutting the boundary line due to which there wont be a place for a green belt which can control the noise pollution. The court will hear the case on January 28.
Wonder drug maker shows up at court
Munir Khan,the self-proclaimed creator of a wonder drug for all diseases ranging from AIDS to cancer,appeared before the sessioins court for the first time on Thursday.
Khan,who has been dodging the police for over a year,is accused of selling his wonder drug Body Revival,at Rs 15,000 for a 100 ml bottle,saying that it would cure all ailments ranging from AIDS to cancer.
Khan along with his son Mushir has moved an anticipatory bail application. Khan,in his defence,claimed that he is a scientist of a new drug and hence he should not be arrested.
The court has adjourned the hearing until Friday.
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