Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant outside his house in Kandivali, also, the vehicle used in the crime has been seized. The police investigation is underway.
Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant was stabbed to death by unknown assailants outside his house at around 11 pm, on Sunday night. Reason for the murder is not yet known.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kandivli but was declared dead on arrival, a police official told PTI. Sawant had entered the cable television business a few years ago, he said.
Ashok Sawant from Kandivali was a two-time corporator from Samata Nagar. The Times of India reported that two men attacked the 62-year-old leader with choppers before fleeing the spot.
An FIR has been filed under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code at the Samata Nagar police station, reported India Today.