14-year-old school going kid has come up with a chilling revelations on how Communist leader Govind Pansare was gunned down by a pillion rider while he was taking a walk back home in Kolhapur last February.
A news daily quoted kid, "I suddenly heard a sound like a cracker and saw a short pillion rider on a motorcycle holding a small gun. He fired a shot which hit an old lady who was walking. She fell. Then the biker raced and did a u-turn. The bike kidded and hit a cyclist's wheel, causing him to fall. By then the young pillion rider stood on the foot rest and fired at an azoba (grandfather, in Marathi) who was walking towards them. He fired many shots. He (grandfather) fell."
The Bombay High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Samir Gaikwad, held in connection with the murder of veteran communist leader and rationalist Govind Pansare, saying there was prima facie ample evidence to link him with the crime.
Gaikwad is the only suspect arrested by Kolhapur police in connection with this case. He was arrested on September 16 last year from his residence in Sangli in Western Maharashtra.
Pansare and his wife were shot by unidentified persons in Kolhapur during their morning walk on February 16 last year. While his wife survived, the CPI leader died at a Mumbai hospital four days later.