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‘Whose Case’: Mumbai policemen shun responsibility; 5-year-old rape victim made to wait for 4 hours

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In yet another shocking incident of sexual brutality, a 5-year-old child was raped by a man near her home in Wadala in Central Mumbai. Her agony was multiplied manifold when the police wasted precious time debating who should take charge of the case while the child was crying and bleeding.

The rape took place in Antop Hill, around 2 Km away from her house, when the child had gone out to buy chocolate.

The man allegedly approached the child with an offer to buy her chocolates.

Even as he tried to tempt the child with a 10-rupee note, the child refused saying, “I don’t want anything from you.”

Later, at around 10.30 PM, the man was seen walking off with the child in his hands, though only his back could be seen through the CCTV footage, a newspaper said.

A couple of hours later, at around midnight, she was found on a road, crying and bleeding.

Astonishingly, it took the police more than 4 hours to take the child to a hospital. “The residents of the area claim that the massive delay took place because the two police teams, from areas just 10 minutes apart, started arguing over jurisdiction”, said NDTV.

The child was first taken to the Antop Hill police station. After that she was rounded to the Wadala police station. She was again sent to the Antop Hill station, after the police thought that the case should be handled at the area where the rape took place.

According to residents from the area, it was only after they stated that they would take the child to the hospital themselves–that the cops took the child to the Sion hospital at 2.45 AM.

As of now, no action has been taken against the errant cops.

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World Class Zoo Worth Rs 500 Cr to Come Up in Mumbai

The proposed site in Aarey Milk Colony was inspected by a CZA team in 2014 which recently gave its clearance

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The zoo, estimated to cost around Rs 500 crore. Pixabay

An ultra-modern zoo of global standards, spread across 100 acres, is expected to come up in the lush green environs in the suburban Goregaon in Maharashtra, officials said here on Wednesday.

The zoo, estimated to cost around Rs 500 crore, will have a host of unseen wild animals, trails and jungle safaris, nature education centre, a separate breeding centre and other facilities as per guidelines of Central Zoo Authority (CZA).

The proposed site in Aarey Milk Colony was inspected by a CZA team in 2014 which recently gave its clearance, and the new zoo will be virtually adjacent to two tourism centres like the famed Film City and nearby the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP).

On Wednesday, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Maharashtra Forest Department and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) whereby 100 acres of the 190-acre government land will be given for setting up the zoo.

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An ultra-modern zoo of global standards, spread across 100 acres, is expected to come up in the lush green environs in the suburban Goregaon in Maharashtra. Pixabay

The BMC will soon appoint a project management consultant and prepare a comprehensive master plan for the zoo which will be executed from its own resources. However, the net revenues shall be shared by the civic body and the forest department.

The MoU documents were signed and exchanged in the presence of Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

As per the MoU, the forest department will provide technical expertise in procuring various animals for the zoo and other facilities which would showcase the rich biodiversity of the state and the country.

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Since there is no space to expand the existing 50-acre zoo in Byculla, an alternative site inside the Aarey Milk Colony was explored. (IANS)