A rickshaw driver and his accomplices allegedly kidnapped a 32-year-old "mentally ill" Vasai resident and beat him to death, after alleging he had stolen their phones. The family of the deceased denied the allegation. Police identified the dead as Pradeep Mejiyatar. His sister, Romila Shah, said that he was "mentally ill since his wife left him about 10 years ago".
An imposter was apprehended by the Manickpur police in Vasai on Monday thanks to the awareness and presence of mind displayed by a 32-year-old woman.
Officials from the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police's cyber cell busted an illegal call centre in Vasai and arrested six individuals, including the operator, who reportedly lured and deceived people into investing in shares under the guise of making enormous gains.
A 29-year-old woman commuting alone in the ladies compartment of a local train was attacked and robbed by a man at Vasai. Government Railway Police (GRP) are scanning CCTV footage from railway stations between Vasai and Naigaon to identify the man. The woman was left bleeding from the head and had to take stitches.
A 64-year-old man was arrested at Vasai in the district on Wednesday for allegedly killing his relative following an argument over a cigarette, an official said.
The woman lost her balance and fell after the accused pushed her and her night gown slipped above her waist. The accused then clicked a photo.