Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants in Mumbai
Two unidentified assailants stopped the vehicle and fired four rounds at Sachin Sawant, a deputy branch head of Shiv Sena, in Gokul Nagar area.mumbai Updated: Apr 23, 2018 07:25 IST
Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant was shot dead on Sunday allegedly by two motorbike-borne assailants in suburban Kandivali in Mumbai, police said.
Udaykumar Rajeshirke, senior police inspector at the Kurar police station, said the incident happened around 8pm when the 40-year-old leader was travelling in his car.
The two unidentified assailants stopped his vehicle and fired four rounds at Sawant, an up-shakha pramukh (deputy branch head of Shiv Sena), in Gokul Nagar area, a police official said.
Sawant was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said
Rajeshirke said the police were in the process of filing a case and investigations are underway. Senior police officers refused to divulge details.
The Kurar Police are investigating the matter.