April 2, 2013 3:31:30 am
A 17-YEAR-OLD polio-afflicted girl from Ambernath was allegedly raped by her cousin last year. Police suspect he may raped her on other occasions also.
On Monday morning she complained of severe stomach pain and was rushed to Ulhasnagar Central Hospital where doctors found out that she was six months pregnant.
She later suffered a miscarriage. Based on the victims statement,the police are now looking for her cousin.
At 2 am,the hospital notified us that a pregnant minor had been admitted. The victim told us that her cousin had raped her several times last year,but she had not told her parents about it. They only came to know about it at the hospital, said Assistant Sub Inspector Bhimraj Tapase of the Ambernath police station.
Police said accused,Sayaji Vitthal Adal,a native of Bhimashankar village in Pune,stayed with the victims family when he was in city for work.
Six months ago,during one such visit,he allegedly raped the accused,Tapase added.
He also took her to his home in Bhimashaknar with him once and raped her again. However,he has not visited Ambernath since. We have charged Sayaji under section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sent a team to Bhimashankar to arrest him, said senior inspector Shivshankar Mundhe.
Nominations filed for standing committee chairperson post
TWO nominations were received for the post of standing committee chairman of the Brihanmumbai Municpal Corporation (BMC) on Monday.
Current standing committee chairperson Rahul Shewale of the Shiv Sena and Jyotsna Dighe of Congress both filed their nomination papers for the post .
Corporator of the K West ward (Andheri),Dighe is member of the standing committee while Shewale has been the committee chairperson since 2010.
Meanwhile,Manoj Kotak of the BJP and Shivanand Shetty of the Congress filed their nominations for the posts of the chairperson of the education committee. The elections for both the post will be held on April 5.
The education committee has 22 members as part of it.
The Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance currently rules the BMC.
Funds for various civic projects in the city are sanctioned by the 27 member standing committee.
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