Shiv Sena leader Sachin Sawant was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Kandivali’s Gokul Nagar area here on Sunday. Sawant, who was a local leader from Kurar in Maharashtra, was shot in the chest and was declared brought dead, according to doctors at Shatabdi Hospital in Kandivali. He was a former deputy branch head of the Shiv Sena from Kurar.
A police investigation is underway. This is the third incident of this month where a Shiv Sena leader was targeted. On April 7, two Shiv Sena leaders were shot dead by two men on a motorcycle in Ahmednagar’s Kedgaon area after the result of a civic bypoll was announced. The deceased were identified as Sanjay Kotkar and Vasant Anand Thube.