A BJP leader and former mayor of Talegaon minicipal council, Sachin Shelke, was shot and hacked to death allegedly by a group of persons in broad daylight in Talegaon Dabhade, 35 km from Pune, on Monday.
38-year-old local BJP leader, Sachin Shelke was travelling in his car when assailants waylaid him near a petrol pump at around 11 AM. "The assailants asked Shelke to get down from the car and fired a round at him and then attacked him with sharp-edged weapons before fleeing," said Superintendent of Police Jai Jadhav.
"An old enmity could be the reason behind the murder," he added. People who were around him, rushed him to a privatehospital where he was declared dead on arrival. The police have registered a case against 10 people,believed to be associates of Shyam Dabhade, who has criminalrecord and is absconding, the SP said.
Four suspects also have been detained. Police also recovered CCTV footage from the spot and amanhunt has been launched to trace the remaining assailants. In 2013, Shelke was attacked but survived. His brother andfather too had survived similar attacks. Situation in and around Talegaon was tense and heavypolice force have been deployed there. The town was in news for similar incident in 2010 whenSatish Shetty, an RTI activist, was murdered while on morningwalk.