BJP leader injured in firing

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Barwani, MP, Aug 25 (UNI) A district BJP leader was shot at and injured by three unidentified men at Sendhwa town in this district last night, police said today.

''District BJP President Shambhu Sharma was going to the residence of independent councillor Purushottam Rawal to express condolences on the demise of his mother when he was attacked near Jalaram temple,'' Superintendent of Police Praveen Kumar Mathur said.

Three other people, including a woman, were also injured during the incident. Mr Sharma had been admitted to a hospital in Dhulia in Maharashtra, while others were receiving treatment in Sendhwa.

Mr Rawal's neighbour and lawyer Ajit Singh Khanuja said he tried to intervene when he heard gunshots but attackers fired upon him. He protected himself by ducking to those shots.

Mr Sharma's wife Harsha Sharma is Sendhwa municipal council chairman. Her paternal cousin Nitin Joshi was killed due to gangwar last year. Another paternal cousin has been charged with killing Bharatiya Janshakti (Prahlad Patel) leader Sanjay Jhanvar along with some other people on July 24.

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