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2 dead, 2 missing as heavy rains pound Mumbai, nearby areas; Aaditya Thackeray visits affected areas

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A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has recovered the body of a one-and-a-half-year-old girl after four people fell into an open drain as a part of a chawl collapsed in heavy rain in Mumbai’s Santacruz East.

A woman and a girl are now missing while another girl was rescued by the police and shifted to VN Desai hospital.

The NDRF team was moved to the site to carry out search and rescue operations soon after the incident

According to reports, three rooms of Trimurti Chawl collapsed at Agripada, in Dhobighat area of Santa Cruz.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray and BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal visited the rain-hit areas in Mumbai.

Aaditya had earlier tweeted urging people to stay indoors.

“Stay home! We’ve been monitoring the situation and the @mybmc is working round the clock. Please cooperate and stay home,” he said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, at least one person was killed in Thane as heavy rain clobbered Mumbai since Monday night with the state government declaring a holiday in the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region areas.

According to a report in IANS, a 15-year-old boy Rakib A Mandal was electrocuted and died on the spot when he came in contact with a live wire of a street-light pole near the Owala Hanuman Temple on Ghodbunder Road in Thane.

Severe waterlogging is being witnessed in various parts of Mumbai following incessant rainfall since late Monday. Waterlogging was reported from the regular chronic spots of Sion, Kings Circle, Wadala, Dadar, Kurla, Mulund, Borivali, besides subways at Andheri, Kandivali and Dahisar.

A red alert has been issued for two days for Mumbai, Thane amid heavy rains.

The city has been semi-paralysed as the road traffic and suburban trains were affected due to waterlogged tracks.

Services on sections of suburban sector were halted or crawling on the Western Railway, Central Railway at various locations, while the Harbour Line was paralysed from Kurla to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

BEST bus services diverted on at least eight routes in various parts of Mumbai city and suburbs.

Landslides have also been reported from parts of Mumbai due to the heavy rainfalls throughout the night.

A massive landslide on the Western Express Highway between Kandivali-Malad paralysed south-bound traffic at dawn today, but there were no casualties.

Soon afterwards, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation deployed six JCBs to start work of clearing the debris, stones and the highway is likely to be cleared for operations by evening.

According to the BMC, more than 230 mm of rainfall was recorded in Mumbai city in the last 10 hours.

“230 mm rainfall occurred within 10 hrs. It’s a flood-like situation. Mithi river had swelled up in the morning because of heavy rains, crossing the danger mark. As of now, it is flowing below danger level. The evacuation of people has also been stopped right now,” BMC Commissioner told ANI earlier today.

Mumbai’s civic body informed that except for essential services, all other offices in the city will be closed today.

“Owing to the heavy rainfall since last night and forecasts of extremely heavy rain by @IndiaMetDep all offices and establishments in Mumbai, except emergency services, will remain shut,” the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) tweeted.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that extremely heavy rain will occur at isolated places in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra on August 4 and August 5. Ratnagiri district is also expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall on August 4, while Paldhar district is expected to receive extremely heavy rain on August 5.

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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