1. This is the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, India, where devotees worship the Hindu god of prosperity, Lord Ganesh, and then immerse his idols into the sea.
On the final day of immersion, millions of devotees throng the streets of Mumbai on their way to immerse the city’s most popular Ganesh idol known as “Lalbaughcha Raja” or King of Lalbaug, into the Arabian Sea.
10. Mid-Day contacted police officers about the incident. Here are their responses:
Joint Commissioner of Police, Sadanand Date, said, “I cannot comment on it unless I see the photographs.”
Additional Commissioner of Police (Central Region), Praveen Salunkhe, said, “I am on leave.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IV), D Karale, said, “I cannot comment on this as I am busy at my relative’s place.”
Senior Police Inspector Sunil Tondwankar of Bhoiwada police station said, “There was a foolproof bandobast (preparation) at the spot. We have not come across any such incident or complaint so far.”