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Girl aged 6 was thrown into river by stepfather

Thane: A 48 year old man, Tulsiram Saini, thrown away his stepdaughter into the river as he was furious with his wife after a heated argument. The shocking incident took place in Thane, Maharashtra. But the girl miraculously survived through the rainy night as she fell on water hyacinth floating on the water, before she was rescued by locals next morning.

The accused had married the girl’s mother and three of them lived at Lokmanya Nagar in Thane. He took Ekta along with him on motorcycle and pushed her into Ulhas river from a bridge at Badlapur in the district.

Inspector N M Satdive of Vartak Nagar police station said “However, the minor landed on the carpet of water hyacinth floating on the river water and hence was saved from drowning. But the girl remained on the hyacinth through the rainy night. The next morning, when the passersby spotted the girl after hearing her cries for help. The local people immediately called the fire brigade. Local people and fire brigade personnel then rescued the girl.”