Updated: June 1, 2021 8:24:04 am
Two people allegedly fired at a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activist at Malegaon in Baramati on Monday evening.
The victim, identified as Raviraj Sadashivrav Taware (40), was injured and has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.
An offence of attempt to murder was lodged at the Baramati rural police station.
Police said Taware’s wife Rohini is a member of Pune Zilla Parishad. Both of them had gone to Sambhaji Nagar area in Malegaon in a car to buy food items when two persons on a two-wheeler opened fire at him. As Rohini shouted for help, the assailants escaped from the spot.
Superintendent of Pune rural police Abhinav Deshmukh said Taware received a bullet injury on his stomach during the incident and was rushed to a hospital in Baramati for treatment.
Deshmukh said police have identified a suspect and prima facie the incident appears to be a fallout of past rivalry.
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