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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena ticket aspirant hacked to death

Published : Jan 21, 2017, 5:11 pm IST
Updated : Jan 21, 2017, 5:31 pm IST

Police suspect that political rivalry could be the motive behind the murder.

Representational image (Photo: File)
 Representational image (Photo: File)

Nashik: A 36-year-old Shiv Sena worker, aspiring to contest the upcoming Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) polls, was allegedly hacked to death by unidentified persons at Triveni Park area on Nashik Road here, police said on Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday night, where the victim, Surendra alias Gharya Shejval, died on the spot, police said. He was a resident of Canal Road, located near Nashik Road Central Jail.

Police suspect that political rivalry could be the motive behind the murder.

Shejval had recently quit the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and joined the Shiv Sena. He was aspiring to fight the NMC polls, scheduled to be held on February 21, on a Shiv Sena ticket.

"Shejval was returning home along with his friend on their two-wheeler after visiting a Shiv Sena member's office around 9.30 pm. The accused followed them in a car and attacked Shejval with swords and sharp weapons in Triveni Park area. He died on the spot," an officer of Nashik Road Police Station said.

His body was sent to Nashik Civil Hospital for post-mortem, police said.

After the incident, tense situation prevailed in the area and police were deployed at the spot.

A case has been registered at the Nashik Road Police Station and the unidentified accused have been booked under IPC sections 302 (murder), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object).The investigation in still in process.

Tags: shiv sena, nashik municipal corporation (nmc) polls
Location: India, Maharashtra, Nashik (Nasik)