|2013-02-27||Man acquitted of killing wife|
Man acquitted of killing wife
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Feb 27, 2013, 02.01 AM IST
KALYAN: One year and nine months after Bhavna Ahuja (32) was shot, the Kalyan sessions court on Tuesday acquitted her husband Mahesh. It was alleged that Mahesh had shot Bhavna after she objected to his illicit relationship.
While the verdict was welcomed by the family of Mahesh, son of renowned Ulhasnagar businessman Prakash Ahuja, the victim's family is upset and has decided to appeal against the judgment.
Prosecution lawyer Deepak Tare said during the trial, seven out of 12 witnesses turned hostile and changed statements, making the case weak.
Tare said Mahesh and Bhavna's 13-year-old son, who was the prime witness, had claimed in his police statement that he had seen his father come out of his mother's room after the heard the firing. However, during the trial, the child turned hostile and claimed that when the incident took place, his father was not in the house.The watchman, another witness, posted outside Ahuja's bungalow had earlier claimed that he had seen Mahesh come out of the house with blood stains on his shirt. But, he too changed his statement in the court and claimed that he had not seen Mahesh on the night of the incident.
According to Tare, only ballistics report proved that Bhavna was killed by firing from a long distance. It was not sufficient to prove Mahesh's role in the murder, said Judge M C Khadse in his ruling.Mahesh's lawyer, Vidyadhar Koshe, said, "The court has rubbished the prosecution's conspiracy theories. With the chain of circumstances not being proved in the court, the case has gone in favor of the defence."
According to the prosecution, the incident took place on May 2, 2011, in O-T section locality of Ulhasnagar, where Mahesh lived with Bhavna and their two children. The prosecution alleged that Mahesh killed Bhavna after they had yet another fight over his illicit relationship with a Kalyan-based woman.
Bhavna's brother Manoj Chabariya said, "I am in deep shock. Justice has been denied. It was a clear case for conviction, but I don't know what went wrong. After discussing the details with the special public prosecutor, we will move the upper court for justice."
|2013-02-26||Mother who forced daughter to have sex with man he|
Mother who forced daughter to have sex with man held
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Updated: Feb 26, 2013, 12.50 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The Kolsewadi police, probing the case of a 16-year-old girl, who claimed her parents forced her to have sex with a man who they owed Rs 50,000, arrested her mother, who was absconding after they registered a case. But the main accused, Nisar Khan, is absconding.
The husband and wife were produced in a Kalyan court, where they were remanded on Monday to police custody to March 4. Police teams are likely to visit Uttar Pradesh to nab the main culprit, Kolsewadi police sources said.
"In the absence of a government doctor at Rukminibai hospital in Kalyan, we will conduct the victim's medical test on Tuesday," said A K Pawar, assistant police inspector.
Pawar said the victim was in the custody of the Child Welfare Committee.
The police are probing if the victim's mother was involved in an illicit relationship with Nisar, and if she forced her daughter into a relationship with him.The victim, in her complaint, had alleged that her family used to live in a rented room at Khadegolivali in Kalyan (E). She said her parents had borrowed Rs 50,000 from Nisar, who was friendly with the family, and lived with them, to buy a new house.
She said since they were unable to repay the money, Nisar began physically abusing her two years ago, an act supported by her parents.The victim alleged that when her father would go to work, her mother would force her to have sex with Nisar. She said the abuse continued when the family moved to their new one-room residence at Shiv Nagar in August and Nisar moved in with them. She said he would force himself on her at night when her parents and two younger brothers were asleep.
The victim, a Class VIII student, went into depression and confided in a teacher last August. The teacher called her parents and told them to take action against Nisar, but they sent her to their village in UP instead.
|2013-02-25||68-year-old Ulhas man doubts wife's character, kil|
68-year-old Ulhas man doubts wife's character, kills her
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Feb 25, 2013, 02.35 AM IST
ULHASNAGAR: A 68-year-old retired railway employee from Ulhasnagar was arrested for murdering his 61-year-old wife because he doubted her character.
According to the Ulhasnagar police, on Saturday night, after reaching their home Bhimnagara area in Ulhasnagar I, Jahangir Pawar picked up a fight with his wife Vaijayanti.
He accused her of flirting with a commuter who had accidentally dashed into her in the train. In a fit of rage, he allegedly stabbed Vaijayanti with a sharp object several times and fled. When their elder son Pawan reached home late at night, he found his mother lying injured on the floor. Pawan took her to the nearby Central hospital, where doctors declared her dead.This was not Jahangir's first crime.
Inspector Sashikant Chavan, of the Ulhasnagar police station, said: "He used to doubt the character of all female members in his house and they were very upset with his behavior."Tired of Jahangir's behaviour, his son's wife hanged herself last year. In her suicide note, she blamed her father-in-law of harassing her, and he was arrested for abetment to suicide. He was currently out on bail.
The couple has four married son and two daughters.
|2013-02-24||Cops detain Ulhasnagar man for letting friend rape|
Cops detain Ulhasnagar man for letting friend rape daughter over Rs 50,000 debt
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Feb 24, 2013, 05.03 AM IST
MUMBAI: Cops probing the case of a 16-year-old girl in Ulhasnagar, who claimed her parents forced her to have sex with a man to whom they owed Rs 50,000, booked her parents and the man for rape on Saturday. While the victim's father has been detained, her mother and Nisar Khan (40), a family friend who the minor accused of sexually abusing her, are absconding.
The victim, sent by her parents to their native place in Uttar Pradesh as they feared police action, was brought to the city on Friday by UP police and handed over to Vithalwadi police. The victim's statement was later recorded by the Child Welfare Committee and police. Based on the statement, police on Saturday morning booked the three accused under sections 376 (rape), 354 (molestation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
"Initial investigations revealed the victim's mother was involved in an illicit relationship with Nisar and it was she who first forced her daughter into a relationship with him," said Chandrakant Deshmukh, senior inspector of Vithalwadi police station. While the case has been transferred to Kolsewadi police station where the crime first started, the victim has been sent to a child welfare centre. A medical test of the victim will be conducted on Monday.
In her statement, the victim said the family earlier lived in a rented room at Khadegolivali area in Kalyan east and said her parents had borrowed Rs 50,000 from Nisar, who was friendly with the family and lived with them, to buy a new room. She said since they were unable to repay the money, Nisar began physically abusing her two years ago, an act supported by her parents.
The victim alleged in her complaint that when her father would go out to work, her mother would force her to have sex with Nisar, claiming both her mother and Nisar threatened her when she protested. She said the abuse continued when the family moved into their new one-room house at Shiv Nagar in August and Nisar moved with them. She said he would force himself on her at night in the room when her parents and two younger brothers were sleeping.
The victim, a student of Class VIII, went into depression and managed to confide in a teacher last August. The teacher called her parents and asked them to take action against Nisar, but they stopped sending her to school instead and packed her off to their village in UP.
School principal Anju Singh then approached a local NGO, which reported the incident to the Thane CWC. The committee approached Vithalwadi police, but they reportedly refused to file a complaint till the victim directly came to them. The CWC then issued summons to the police, forcing it to contact UP police who then send the victim to the city. However, on learning of the developments, the mother and Nisar reportedly left the city while the father has been detained.
The victim's 42-year-old father works as a daily wage labourer at construction sites while her 38-year-old mother is a housewife. The main accused, Nisar Khan (40), sells fruits near Vithalwadi station and has been living with the family for the past four years
The long trauma
* The victim's ordeal started around two years ago, when her parents took a loan of Rs 50,000 from Nisar to buy a room in Shiv Nagar area in Ulhasnagar. In exchange for the money, the victim said her parents forced her to have sex with Nisar
* Last August, the victim, a student of Class VIII managed to confide in her teacher who called her parents and asked them to take action against Nisar. Instead, her parents stopped sending her to school* Finally in January 2013, the school principal approached a local NGO which took the matter to the Child Welfare Committee
* A CWC representative complained to the police who reportedly said they could not act unless directly approached by the victim. Meanwhile, the girl's parents sent her to their village in UP to avoid police action
* On February 19, the CWC issued summons to the police, forcing them to act to bring back the victim and register her complaint
Man kills 61-yr-old wife|
Man kills 61-yr-old wife
Press Trust of India | Thane
February 24, 2013 Last Updated at 11:00 IST
Doubting her fidelity, an elderly man allegedly murdered his 61-year-old wife here, police said today.
Retired railway employee Jehangir Gowardhan Pawar (68) stabbed his wife Vaijayanti several times at their home in Ulhasnagar township of Thane district around midnight, police said.
The couple, who have three married children, used to have frequent quarrels as the man suspected his wife's character.
After a similar argument last night, Pawar, in a fit of rage, brutally assaulted his wife with a sharp weapon and fled from the spot.
Later, police reached the house and sent the woman's body for postmortem.
A case under Section 302 (murder) of IPC has been registered against the accused, police said, adding that a search was on to nab him.
|2013-02-22||Sex abuse victim to return to Mumbai|
Sex abuse victim to return to Mumbai
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Feb 22, 2013, 04.02 AM IST
MUMBAI: State home minister R R Patil has ordered the police to take crimes against women seriously.
The directive came after it came to light that the Vithalwadi police refused to file a complaint by the Child Welfare Centre (CWC) about a 16-year-old from the Vithalwadi area in Ulhasnagar who was allegedly sexually abused by a relative on the behest of her parents.
The police reportedly did not take the matter seriously and told the CWC representatives that they would lodge a case only if victim herself came forward to do so.
Following the state rap, the police contacted their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, who have sent the girl back to the city along with a relative.
She is expected to reach Mumbai by Friday evening.
The teenager had alleged that her parents forced her to sleep with a relative from whom they had taken a loan of Rs 50,000. She claimed that her parents also physically assaulted her when she complained.
The girl first confided with her teachers at Sankalp School in Khadegolivali last year. The school management then approached a local NGO, who referred the incident to the CWC in Thane.
The CWC sent its representative to the Vithalwadi police station demanding to rescue the girl from her parents and lodge a complaint against them. But sources in the CWC said the police refused to lodge the complaint until the girl herself came forward to do so.Shivajirao Deshmukh, senior inspector of the Vithalwadi police station, said: "We have recorded the statements of the victim's parents. They have denied taking any loan from the relative and beating the girl up. But we will conduct a fair inquiry. When the girl reaches Mumbai, we will hand her over to the CWC, who will first record their statement and based on her statement we will further action in the case."
One of the victim's teachers claimed that the girl had even tried to lodge a complaint with the neighbouring Kolsewadi police station, but they too treated the matter lightly and refused to lodge a case.
Her parents too have fled to their hometown.