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Two NCP workers shot dead by unidentified men in Maharashtra

The incident comes barely three weeks after two local Shiv Sena leaders were killed in a similar manner in the district.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2018 13:16 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ahmednagar
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NCP workers Yogesh Ralebhat and Rakesh Ralebhat shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Ahmednagar.(ANI Photos)

Two workers of the NCP were shot dead by three unidentified men in the district last evening, the police said on Sunday.

The incident comes barely three weeks after two local Shiv Sena leaders were killed in a similar manner in the district.

The NCP workers were standing on the main road of Jamkhed town, nearly 70 km from here, when the three assailants came on a motorcycle and fired about eight rounds on them at 6.20 pm, district Superintendent of Police Ranjankumar Sharma said.

Both the deceased were residents of Jamkhed, he said.

They were identified as Yogesh Ambadas Ralebhat (30), the district vice president of the NCP’s youth wing, and Rakesh Arjun Ralebhat (23), an executive committee member and office-bearer of the party’s Jamkhed unit in Ahmednagar, he said.

No arrest has been made so far in connection with the killings, Sharma said, adding that a case under relevant sections was registered.

The police was yet to ascertain the identity of the assailants and the motive behind the killings.

District Guardian Minister Ram Shinde visited the government hospital last night when the bodies brought there.

Angry supporters of the two deceased NCP workers shouted slogans against the minister outside the hospital premises.

On April 7, two motorcycle-borne assailants had shot dead two local Shiv Sena leaders hours at Shahunagar in Kedgaon here after the result of a civic bypoll in the area was announced, the police earlier said.

First Published: Apr 29, 2018 13:16 IST