In Ahmednagar: Two NCP members shot dead three weeks after murder of Sena leader
The incident comes only three weeks after two local Shiv Sena leaders were killed in a similar manner in the district.Updated: Apr 29, 2018 23:54 IST
Two members of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) were shot dead by three unidentified men in Ahmednagar on Saturday evening.
The deceased were identified as Yogesh Ambadas Ralebhat, 30 and Rakesh Arjun Ralebhat, 23.
The incident comes only three weeks after two local Shiv Sena leaders were killed in a similar manner in the district.
“The two were standing on the main road of Jamkhed town, when three assailants came on a motorcycle and fired about eight rounds,” the district superintendent of police, Ranjankumar Sharma, said. Yogesh was the district vice president of the NCP’s youth wing and Rakesh was an executive committee member and office-bearer of the party’s Jamkhed unit in Ahmednagar.
No arrest has been made so far, Sharma said, adding that a case under relevant sections has been registered. The police is yet to ascertain the identity of the assailants and the motive behind the killings.
District guardian minister Ram Shinde visited the government hospital on Saturday night. Angry supporters of the two deceased NCP members shouted slogans against the minister outside the hospital premises.
First Published: Apr 29, 2018 23:54 IST