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Video: Congress leader thrashed, shot dead in Bhiwandi

PTI
Published : Feb 15, 2017, 2:05 pm IST
Updated : Feb 15, 2017, 2:06 pm IST

The motive behind the killing is still not known, the police said, adding, earlier too there was an attempt on his life.

A Congress leader in the Bhiwandi civic body was shot dead by a couple of unidentified persons late on Tuesday night. (Photo: screengrab)
 A Congress leader in the Bhiwandi civic body was shot dead by a couple of unidentified persons late on Tuesday night. (Photo: screengrab)

Thane: A Congress leader in the Bhiwandi civic body was shot dead by a couple of unidentified persons late on Tuesday night, police said.

Manoj Mhatre, leader of Congress party in the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation in the powerloom town was attacked with sharp weapons by the assailants and then fired at from point blank range, said police.

DCP Bhiwandi Zone-II Manoj Patil said, Mhatre was the resident of Kalwa of Bhiwandi taluka. Due to personal enmity he shifted to Oswal Wadi in the town.

After the attack the assailants fled in a four-wheeler without number plate, said the police.

He was rushed to Jupiter Hospital at Thane where doctors declared him brought dead.

The motive behind the killing is still not known, the police said, adding, earlier too there was an attempt on his life.

Senior police officers rushed to the spot and a manhunt has been launched to nab the killers, police said.

Tags: congress, shot dead, bhiwandi, manoj mhatre
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)