A case of accidental death has been registered for the moment but police are not ruling out any possibility, police said.
Thane: A 72-year-old retired government official was on Wednesday found dead with bullet injuries in his bungalow in neighbouring Palghar's Maswan locality, police said on Friday.
Police identified the victim as Pandarinath Sankhe, a retired Tehsildar of Vasai.
"Four bullet wounds were found on the temple of the victim. He had just come back from a morning walk on Wednesday. His wife and security guard heard gunshots and rushed in to see the victim lying in a pool of blood. A licensed revolver was lying close to him," a Manor police station official said.
Sankhe was declared dead on arrival by local hospital authorities, the official said, adding that the body had been sent to state-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai for autopsy.
A case of accidental death has been registered for the moment but police are not ruling out any possibility, he added.