Mumbai Coronavirus Third Wave Live Updates, Mumbai Weather Forecast Highlights: Mumbai reported 365 fresh covid cases on Saturday taking the total caseload to 7,34,702. City witnessed four cases of fatalities due to covid. Maharashtra has recorded 3,075 new coronavirus infections and 35 fatalities today.
Meanwhile, promising fast-track trial in the Sakinaka rape-murder case, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the incident was a “blot on humanity,” PTI reported. He asserted the perpetrator would be punished. A 45-year-old man has been arrested and booked on charges of rape and murder after he allegedly attacked and brutalised a woman in Sakinaka early on Friday morning. The incident took place at 3 am when the accused, Mohan Chouhan, pulled the homeless woman inside a tempo and assaulted her. A watchman who saw the woman being beaten up inside the tempo alerted the police control room.
In other news, taking a dig at the Congress, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the party no longer enjoys the control and power it once did across the country, from “Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. He added that it was time for his partner in Maharashtra’s ruling alliance to undertake a reality check.
“There was a time when there was Congress from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. But not so anymore,” he said in an interview with India Today’s Marathi digital outlet Mumbai Tak. “This (reality) should be accepted. The closeness (with other opposition parties) will increase once there is a mentality (within Congress) to accept this (fact).”