Nagpur, June 11: In a gruesome incident reported late on Sunday, BJP member Kamlakar Pohankar, along with four family members, was found murdered at his residence.
The crime came to light after several calls made to Pohankar yesterday by his associates remained unanswered. After barging into home, the locals found Pohankar and his family members lying in a pool of blood. Among the deceased include his son, daughter and ailing mother.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem by the Nagpur police. The autopsy report was awaited by the time this report was published.
Pohankar's residence, where he was found murdered, is located in the Dighori - a region which has lately gained notoriety for being the crime hotspot of the city.
A crowd of supporters gathered outside Pohankar's residence and Dighori police station on Monday morning to inquire about the murder.
The police is yet to find early leads as per their preliminary probe. The investigators are suspicious of the role of Pohankar's close aides and relatives, citing the ease with which the murderer barged into his house before executing the crime. However, other angles, including loot and robbery, are being looked into.