Surajbari, January 8: A former BJP MLA, Jayanthi Bhanushali, was shot dead in a moving train by some unknown persons in Gujarat on Tuesday. According to informed sources, Bhanushali was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad in the Sayaji Nagari Express when he was killed.
Two unknown persons boarded the train at Malviya station in Kutch, entered the AC coach and fired a couple of shots at Bhanushali, hitting him in the eye and the chest and killing him on the spot.
Bhanushali was elected an MLA from Abdasa in Kutch district in 2007. The incident happened around 2 a.m. on Tuesday between Surajbari and Kataria villages. Gujarat BJP Leader Jayanatilal Bhanushali Shot Dead in Moving Train, Police Launches Manhunt.
Fellow passengers travelling with Bhanushali called the police. The police believe this to be a case of personal vengeance. Bhanushali was recently accused by a woman from Surat of sexually harassing her. The BJP then asked for his resignation from the party.