In a shocking incident, a 55-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party corporator Ravindra Kharat and four of his family members were shot dead at their residence on Sunday by unknown gunmen.
According to the reports so far, the incident took place late Sunday night when Ravindra Kharat and his family members were inside their residence in Maharastra’s Jalgaon district.
According to police, the shooters executed the crime with country-made pistols and knife. They entered the corporator’s home and sprayed bullets on him and his family members.
“After firing, all the assailants fled the spot but later surrendered themselves at the police station,” a senior police official was quoted as saying, who added that the weapons used in the crime have been recovered.
Police said that the exact reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. However, it appears to be a case of personal enmity.
An offence of murder has been registered at Bajarpeth police station and interrogation of the accused is going on.
Apart from Kharat, the others who died have been identified as his brother Sunil (56), sons Premsagar (26) and Rohit (25) and one more person named as Gajare, the officer said.