The mob chased him as they wielded sharp weapons and fired gunshots in the air at a busy Parshuram Chowk in Chinchwad. (File)
Pune News Highlights, December 5: A 38-year-old man, who co-owned a vehicle-washing business with his younger brother, died after he was shot and stabbed multiple times by a mob of 18 persons. The mob chased him as they wielded sharp weapons and fired gunshots in the air at a busy Parshuram Chowk in Chinchwad. The murder appeared to be a fallout of business rivalry and past enmity, police said. Following a probe that involved analysis of around 200 security camera footages, police arrested eight persons and detained two minors on Saturday.
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In other news, the Eknath Shinde-led government’s decision to transfer Tukaram Mundhe from the National Health Mission (NHM), Maharashtra has not gone down well with health activists. They have appealed to citizens to send more than a lakh emails to the chief minister demanding the reinstatement of Mundhe as the commissioner of NHM. “Why the silence on the transfer of Tukaram Mundhe? Let’s express our displeasure,” Heramb Kulkarni, a social activist from Ahmednagar said.
Meanwhile, the Pune city police have launched a probe in the case of a 25-year-old student whose classmates, including two women, allegedly forced her to strip, molested her, falsely accused her of theft, forced her to make online money transfer to their accounts besides handing over cash to them by threatening her that they would report her to the police.
Pune News Highlights: Businessman killed in mob attack at busy square in Chinchwad, two minors among 10 held; offence lodged against Solapur man for marrying twin sisters. Follow this space for live updates.
Speaking at an event titled 'Understanding Histrionics', Shah spoke about theatre and the essence of dramatics. (File)
“I have been hearing that theatre is dying since I was in college. I was told that time too… that theatre was dying and had no future, but as long as people feel the need to reach out to each other, theatre will never die,” said Naseeruddin Shah at YASHADA in Pune on Saturday. He was speaking at the 10th edition of the Pune International Literary Festival.
He asserted that an actor’s role is to deliver the goods and communicate what the writers and directors intended, not to flaunt how many voices, expressions, or dance steps he can perform. Read more.
According to reports, the residents of Navalewadi village heard an unfamiliar sound coming from a nearby well. They soon discovered that a leopard had fallen into the well. The villagers noticed that the animal was struggling to stay afloat and immediately informed the Maharashtra forest department, who sought help from Wildlife SOS, said officials of the NGO.
The rescue team lowered a trap cage into the well and after efforts for nearly 30 minutes, the leopard was safely pulled out of the well. A preliminary health check-up was conducted by the NGO’s veterinary team and the leopard was declared fit and released back into the wild.
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