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Former Gujarat BJP leader shot dead in train


Surajbari (Gujarat), Jan 8 IANS) A former BJP MLA, Jayanthi Bhanushali, was shot shot dead in a moving train by some unknown persons in on Tuesday.

According to informed sources, was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad in when he was killed.

Two unknown persons boarded the train at in Kutch, entered the and fired a couple of shots at Bhanushali, hitting him in the eye and the chest and killing him on the spot.

was elected an MLA from Abdasa in district in 2007.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on Tuesday between Surajbari and Kataria villages.

Fellow passengers travelling with called the police. The police believe this to be a case of personal vengeance.

Bhanushali was recently accused by a woman from of sexually harassing her. The BJP then asked for his resignation from the party.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 15:50 IST