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Middle age woman raped by man inside hospital on pretext of helping

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Woman, raped, CCTV footage, Fee concession, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Regional news, Crime news

Mumbai: In a shocking incident, a 37-year-old woman was allegedly raped at a civic-run hospital here by a man on the pretext of helping her fill a fee concession form, a police official said on Tuesday.

The accused, Deepak Annappa Kunchukurve, 31, a resident of Dharavi area here, has been arrested, he said.

 

Woman, raped, CCTV footage, Fee concession, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Regional news, Crime news

 

The alleged incident took place last Friday on the fifth floor of the Sion Hospital building, he said.

While the victim, a housewife, was taking care of her sister hospitalised at the facility, the accused, who had come there for some work, struck a conversation with her and asked her to fill the form for seeking concession in medical bills, he said.

 

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When the victim told him that she was unaware of any such form, the accused took her to the building’s fifth floor on the pretext of showing her the counter concerned.

He allegedly raped her at an isolated staircase there and then fled, Sion police station’s inspector Sanjay Popalghat said.

 

Woman, raped, CCTV footage, Fee concession, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Regional news, Crime news

 

Based on the victim’s complaint, the police filed an FIR and after checking the CCTV footage of the hospital, they nabbed the accused on Saturday, he said.

The accused was booked under Indian Penal Code Section 376 (rape), he said, adding that a probe was underway.

 

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Without a China trade deal, the U.S. will hike tariffs

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Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he would raise tariffs on imports of Chinese goods if no trade deal is reached with Beijing to end a tit-for-tat trade war that has roiled markets and damaged growth worldwide.

“China is going to have to make a deal that I like. If they don’t, that’s it,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.”

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was more measured in his comments, saying that the White House remains “optimistic” that an agreement can be reached.

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Monday that he still expects a deal to be reached, but he also anticipated an additional 15 per cent tariff to be placed on about US$156 billion of Chinese imports on December 15 if there is no agreement.

“I have every expectation if there’s not a deal, those tariffs would go in place. But I expect we’ll have a deal,” Mnuchin

Predictions of a resolution have come and gone repeatedly as Trump veers from hints of imminent deals to declaring his satisfaction with the current standoff, because the United States is pulling in billions of dollars in trade tariffs.

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