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BJP leader and former lawmaker shot dead while in a train

A BJP leader and former lawmaker Jayanti Bhanushali was shot dead on a train early today.

Sources have said that he was on his way to Bhuj from Ahmedabad at the time.

Preliminary reports suggest that unidentified attackers barged into his coach and shot him after which he died on the spot.

It is learnt that the gun shot came about when the train was passing through Kataria and Surjaabari stations.

As the train was brought to the Kalupur station in Ahmedabad, the coach was separated from the rest after which the railway police and the personnel of the forensic science laboratory reached the spot to begin the investigation.

A case of rape had been registered against the former lawmaker last year and he had to step down as the BJP’s state vice-president even as he had denied the allegation.

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