Two NCP workers shot dead by unidentified assailants

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In a shocking incident, two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers were shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Maharashtra.

The duo was killed Saturday evening at Ahmednagar district, about 250 km east of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. They were identified as Yogesh Ambadas Ralebhat (30), the district vice president of the NCP's youth wing, and Rakesh Arjun Ralebhat (23), an executive committee member and office-bearer of the party's Jamkhed unit in Ahmednagar, he said. The police said that attackers on a bike shot 8 bullets from a countrymade small firearm at the 2 NCP workers.

"Though both of them were immediately removed to the nearest hospital but they succumbed there during treatment". Police investigation is underway.

The incident reportedly took place at around 6.45 pm on Saturday when 29-year-old Yogesh Ralebhat and 28-year-old Rakesh Ralebhat were shot at by three assailants. The report further mentioned that the police recovered nine bullet casings and one live cartridge from the scene of the crime.

On April 7, two motorcycle-borne assailants had shot dead two local Shiv Sena leaders hours at Shahunagar in Kedgaon after the result of a civic bypoll was announced in the area, the police had said. Local NCP MLA Sangram Jagtap is in jail along with three others in the case. After the twin murders, a mob had vandalised the office of the Ahmednagar superintendent of police (SP). The two Shiv Sena leaders were identified as Sanjay Kotkar (35) and Vasant Anand Thube (40).



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