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Jalgaon: BJP Corporator And Family Member Shot Dead

Mumbai: A few days of Maharashtra Assembly Election, a BJP corporator and four of his family members were shot dead at his own residence in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

The incident occurred while Kharat and his family members were inside his residence last night. Speaking to news agency PTI, a senior police officer said that the shooters entered the leader’s house with Daesh’s pistol and knife. He opened fire on him and his family members.

“After firing all the assailants fled the spot but later surrendered themselves at the police station,” PTI quoted the officer as saying. He added that the weapons used in the crime have also been recovered.

All the injured were taken to nearby hospitals but were declared dead during treatment. Apart from Kharat, the other deceased have been identified as his brothers Sunil (56), sons Premsagar (26) and Rohit (25) and another man named Ghazare.

The police have registered a murder offense at the Bajpeth police station and the accused are under questioning, adding that the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

(With PTI Inputs)

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