BJP corporator, brother & 2 sons murdered in Maha
Nashik: BJP corporator Ravindra Kharat, alias Hampya (50), his brother, two sons and an acquaintance were murdered by three armed men in the Samata Nagar area of Bhusawal, in Jalgaon district, 270 km from Nashik, on Sunday night.
The three men attacked Kharat and his acquaintance, Sumit Gajare, with sharp weapons, resulting in their deaths, while they shot dead Kharat’s brother Sunil (55) and two sons, Premsagar (24) and Rohit, alias Sonu (20). Kharat’s wife, Rajni, and another son, Hitesh, escaped with injuries.
The police suspect the murders were committed over suspicion about Premsagar’s involvement in a murder case in Bhusawal about one-and-a-half years ago.
The funeral of the five victims was held amid tight police security. All five victims were rushed to government hospitals but were declared brought dead. The assailants escaped in the dark.