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Thane: Elderly woman shot at inside bus; one arrested

Published : Apr 8, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
Updated : Apr 8, 2017, 3:32 pm IST

The assailant, who is allegedly the victim's son-in-law, was overpowered by the co-passengers after which he was arrested.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Thane: A 75-year-old woman was injured after she was shot at allegedly by one of her family members in a Borivali-bound MSRTC bus in Thane, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place late Friday night when accused Sumedh Karandikar, also a local leader of Kamghar Sena — opened fire on the elderly woman inside the bus after an altercation broke out between them over some issue.

According to police, Karandikar shot at the woman identified as Paravati Thakur from point blank range, injuring her severely. She was rushed to a private hospital where she is being treated.

The assailant, who is allegedly her son-in-law, was overpowered by the co-passengers after which he was arrested and booked under section 307 of the IPC and also sections 3, 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.

Also, the accused has been sent to the Thane civil hospital for a medical test as police suspects that he was under the influence of liquor.

The accused is said to be associated with New Hindustan Kamghar Sena, which is affiliated to the Shiv Sena.

Kasarwadavali police are carrying out further probe into the crime.

Tags: shooting, attempt to murder, new hindustan kamghar sena, arms act
Location: India, Maharashtra, Thane (Thana)