Updated: June 2, 2021 9:19:48 pm
Three men have been arrested and a 17-year-old boy detained for allegedly shooting an NCP worker in Malegaon village, Baramati taluka on Monday evening.
The incident was a fallout of a dispute over political issues, police said, adding that the suspects are affiliated with the NCP.
On Monday evening, NCP worker Raviraj Taware (40) and his wife, who is also an NCP office-bearer as well as a Pune Zilla Parishad member, were visiting an eatery, police said.
Two men then approached them on a bike and one of them opened fire, police said. Taware sustained a gunshot wound in the stomach and was rushed to a hospital, police said, while the bikers fled from the spot immediately.
Based on preliminary probe and witness accounts, a 17-year-old boy was identified as the alleged shooter and Rahul Yadav alias Rebel as the other person on the bike, polcie said. Following a probe, the Pune rural police on Tuesday arrested Yadav and two more men, Prashant More and Vinod More alias Tom, who were allegedly part of the conspiracy. Police have also detained the 17-year-old, who is allegedly part of the same group.
The suspects were nursing grudges against Taware and his wife over some development work done by her in her Zilla Parishad ward, police said. The suspects had also threatened Taware’s aides in the past over local political issues, police said.
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