The stretch between Vasai and Virar was plunged into darkness on Tuesday as power supply was cut off in the wake of waterlogging. Dependent entirely on the suburban railway network since road connectivity had already been snapped since Monday, the 13 lakh residents in this belt found themselves cut off from Mumbai as heavy rain […]
The old Vasai rail over bridge connecting east and west has been shut down from mid-night. The bridge has been found to be dangerous for use. The move comes following the collapse of the Andheri railway bridge on Tuesday that killed one. Two others injured are being treated in the hospital.
One picnicker lost his life while 106 others were rescued from the Chinchoti waterfall in Vasai, where weekend revellers were stranded due to torrential rainfall on Saturday.
Tired of his “physical torture”, the parents, siblings and brother-in-law of a 24-year-old Vasai man allegedly got him murdered by contract killers after paying Rs 1.5 lakh of a Rs 2.5 lakh supari.
An argument over seats aboard a Churchgate bound Virar local took a bloody turn on Tuesday evening with a 65-year-old woman falling unconscious and her grandson sustaining head injuries after they were allegedly beaten up by a group of passengers.
Two of the accused have been detained and the Vasai GRP was in the process of filing an FIR at the time of going to press. The incident occurred when the train was standing at Virar station.
Ramu Prajapati, 18, a relative of the injured, told Mirror that eight of them, including their grandmother, were beaten up by a group of four passengers over seat-sharing. The family hails from Kalwa. While Ramsurat Prajapati, 25, was injured in his head, his elder brother, Ramkripal Prajapati, 33, also sustained scratches and other wounds in the scuffle.
“We were a group of 20 people and were out on a pilgrimage. We first visited Mumbadevi and then Mahalaxmi and then came to Virar Jivdani Temple. From Virar, we wanted to go to Bhayander,” Ramu said.
Ramkripal said that his fault was that he just wanted a seat for his grandmother, Bhanumati. “They started arguing with us and then removed their belts to thrash us. My grandmother was also assaulted and she fell unconscious,” he said.
Anup Shukla, senior divisional security commissioner of Western Railway, Mumbai Central Division, said that Virar RPF attended to the train and two of the accused were handed over to Vasai GRP.