Mentally challenged man held for killing street dweller

Juhu police Tuesday arrested a 24-year-old mentally challenged man for allegedly killing a street dweller

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 24, 2013 2:09:47 am

Juhu police Tuesday arrested a 24-year-old mentally challenged man for allegedly killing a street dweller. Police said Musrid Mustaq Alam attacked the victim who was sleeping under Rajiv Gandhi flyover in Andheri (W). “Alam,who is mentally challenged,first used a white nylon rope to strangle the victim and then crushed his torso with a stone. He was arrested minutes after the murder,” said an officer,adding that they are yet to establish victim’s identity.

Doctor arrested for making indecent gestures at patient

Dr Virendra Khadtale from BMC-run S K Patil Hospital in Malad (east) was arrested Tuesday morning after a patient complained that he threatened her and made indecent gestures. Dindoshi police said the complainant,a 35-year-old woman,was admitted at the hospital Friday evening. On Saturday,Khadtale,who was on night duty,made indecent gestures while attending to her. The woman then lodged a complaint with hospital authorities.

BEST to suspend renewal of quarterly pass till Nov

The BEST undertaking will stop registering and renewing quarterly Diamond bus passes for its AC services till at least November,said O P Gutpa,general manager,BEST. The renewal and registration of new passes will be suspended from August 1. The decision was taken due to the administration’s plans of restructuring AC services.

Crime Branch to probe BJP worker’s murder

Investigation into the murder of BJP worker Vasant Patil,stabbed to death in Bhandup Monday morning,was transferred to the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Tuesday. Confirming the transfer Crime Branch chief Himanshu Roy said,“There were some apprehensions raised about the background of the case,due to which it was transferred. There were reports of Patil being an RTI activist,and doubts were raised that the local police might not investigate properly.”

5 sessions courts shifted to Kala Ghoda

Five sessions courts operating out of Sewree fast track premises have been shifted to Kala Ghoda premises on Tuesday. The decision came after the Mazgaon Magistrate court was shifted to Sewree court following a structural audit report submitted to Bombay High Court.

Hoax warning messages: Case registered

BMC has registered a case with the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell against unidentified persons for circulating fake messages warning citizens of heavy rainfall. Messages requesting citizens to stay indoors were even received by some civic officers. Mahesh Narvekar,chief of the Disaster Management Cell has registered the under the Disaster Management Act.

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