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Former Congress corporator shot dead in Jabalpur

Press Trust of India  |  Jabalpur 

A 40-year-old former Congress

corporator was shot dead and another person was injured as gunmen opened fire on them here on Thursday, the police said.

The incident, which took place in the Bhantaliya area, appears to be the fallout of an old enmity, they said.

Dharmendra Sonkar (40), a former Congress corporator, was shot at by some persons near his residence, Additional Superintendent of Police (North) Amit Kumar said.

He succumbed to bullet injuries while undergoing treatment in a private hospital, he said.

The other perrson, who was injured in the gun attack, is being treated, he said.

A few persons were detained for questioning, Kumar added.

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First Published: Thu, March 26 2020. 20:50 IST