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A 25-year-old youth was rushed to death by a speeding tanker in Goregaon on Wednesday.

Written by Express News Service |
November 11, 2011 3:51:52 am

Youth crushed by truck,driver absconding

A 25-year-old youth was rushed to death by a speeding tanker in Goregaon (East) on Wednesday. The driver of the truck fled after the accident. The Dindoshi police said Manoj P S,a resident of Goregaon,was riding a motorcycle when the tanker hit him from behind. “Manoj fell from the bike after being hit and came under the wheels of the truck. He was rushed to Bhagwati Hospital,but was declared dead,” said Senior Inspector Vinayak Kakade of Dindoshi police station. “We have the registration number of the vehicle and will nab the accused soon,” Kakade added.

One arrested for theft in Ghatkopar

The Ghatkopar police arrested a man on Thursday morning while he was trying to escape after stealing from a house in the area. The police are on the lookout for three others who managed to escape.

“We came to know that a gang of thieves broke into a house in Mamta Building in Ghatkopar (West). They stole a gold plated pendant worth Rs 2,000,” said an officer from the Ghatkopar police station. When the gang was leaving the building,a security guard stopped them. “One of the accused hit the guard with a sharp object,” the officer said. The police arrived when the robbers were trying to escape and nabbed one of them,while three others fled.

“The arrested accused has been identified as Bhujang Pawar (26),a resident of Usmanabad. We have recovered the stolen pendant and a sickle from him,” the officer said. During the interrogation,Pawan revealed the names of his accomplices.

‘5 abandoned kids found at rly stations every day’

Five abandoned children are found every day at railway stations in the city,according to statistics released by the Government Railway Police (GRP). In the past six years,6,508 minor boys and 3,676 minor girls have been found by the GRP on railway premises. While 1,125 minors have continued to stay in shelter homes due to lack of information about their families,the rest were sent back to their parents or relatives with the help 16 organisations,including NGOs.

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