Former corporator of Malegaon Municipal corporation (MMC) Shakil Ahmed, who was missing since Saturday, was found dead on Sunday morning in a "suspicious" state, said police.
"Ahmed, who went out of his residence last evening did not return home. His body was found in a suspicious state under the new Girna bridge", Deputy Superintendent of Police Gajanan Rajmane told PTI.
Claiming that the 50-year-old ex-corporator was murdered allegedly by his political rivals, his kin refused to take the body after post-mortem demanding arrest of the accused, the Dy SP said.
Prima facie, Ahmed was beaten on his chest, but the exact cause of his death will be revealed only after the post mortem report. A case of accidental death was registered at Killa police station and a probe was underway, police said. Ahmed was a corporator in MMC between 2001-2006.