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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray condemns Sakinaka rape-murder case; Promises fast-track trials

By PTI

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday termed it rape and murder A woman in Mumbai’s Sakinaka as a “blot on humanity”, and promised a fast-track trial in the case.

He said that the guilty would be given the harshest punishment.

“The case will be heard expeditiously and the victim, who died today, will get justice,” Thackeray said in a statement.

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The chief minister said he has discussed the matter with state home minister Dilip Walse Patil and Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale.

“I have directed the officials to expedite the investigation of the matter,” he said.

A 34-year-old woman died at a Mumbai civil hospital in the early hours of Saturday, a day after she was raped and brutalized by an iron rod in a vehicle parked by the side of the road in Sakinaka.

Police said that a 45-year-old man has been arrested in this connection.

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