- Motor-bike rider killed. [Daniel Pinto, 18, bus ran into him on his bike.]
- Housewife attacked. [Palmin Gazdar, 42, attacked in her flat by two armed men, "her screams scared the attackers who fled soon."]
- Senior citizen killed. [Subadhrabai Gade, age mentioned as both 28 and 67, hit by an autorickshaw, died a day later.]
- Woman set ablaze. [Sangeeta Shingane, 22, doused with kerosene and set ablaze by her sister-in-law, Yeshoda Vihare. No mention of whether Sangeeta survived.]
- Doctor booked for rape. [Ramesh Vani, 34, took a 21-year-old girl to a flat he had bought in Dahisar and raped her.]
- Newborn found dead. [Baby girl abandoned in Kurla, found dead by police.]
What's all this, was May 10 a particularly violent day in Bombay?
I don't know, but on the same page, there is a news item titled "Domestic dispute costs 90-year-old's life." When Khatunbi Lal Sheikh got into a quarrel with their neighbours three days ago, they began throwing bricks. One hit her and she later died.
Also on the same page is news of Rohan Pai, a 25-year-old airline executive who got caught in the door of a lift and died. In a box with this report is a "Disaster Diary 2004": four lift disasters from last year, including three in the first ten days of May, including one on May 10 (Puja Gupta, 9, crushed to death between a lift door and a wall).
And elsewhere on the city pages: "Five of family killed in mishap"; "Constable accused in date rape"; "Cops at Marine Drive chowky accused of abusing woman"; "Woman gangraped in Thane."
Ah, what a start to the day, reading all this. Invigorating beyond belief.
Besides, there's this sentence from that item about the baby found dead in Kurla: "The head of this newborn girl was in a flattened state."