An 18-year-old youth died of electrocution in the Kalwa area in Maharashtra's Thane district on Monday, police said.
A tribal woman in Maharashtra gave birth in transit after being carried in a makeshift stretcher (dholi) due to lack of proper roads. Patikacha Pada in Maharashtra’s Thane district gave birth to a girl in transit on Sunday. According to a villager and ASHA worker who spoke to a national daily, the woman, who is a tribal, was being brought in a dholi late in the morning by her relatives and some villagers. Around noon, the woman gave birth to a baby girl, the villager said. The video of the woman giving birth in the makeshift stretcher has gone viral online.
The woman and her baby were then taken to Kasara’s primary health centre in a private car. One of the villagers said that they had to cross streams and tough terrain to get the woman and her baby to the nearest public health centre from their village. “Fortunately, an assistant social health worker came with us and assisted in the delivery,” he added. The villagers said that their village had been adopted by the Chief Minister when he was in charge of Thane’s guardian minister.