Ahmedabad, January 8: In a shocking incident, former Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party vice-president and MLA from Abadasa – Jayanatilal Bhanushali – was shot dead by unidentified assailants onboard a train in Kutch district of Gujarat on Monday night, reports ANI. He was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad and was onboard Sayaji Nagar Express train when he was shot near Kataria railway station – between Kataria and Surbari railway stations.
Police informed that they have started the investigation and have formed teams to nab the culprits. According to the case registered, the assailants shot the bullets – one that damaged his chest and another damaged his eyes. Soon after being informed, the train was stopped at Maliya railway station in Gujarat where his body was recovered. The BJP leader was travelling in the AC First class bogie of the train when attacked. Man Wanted in Murder Cases Held with Aide After Gunfight with UP STF.
Gujarat: Former BJP MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali was shot dead by unknown assailants onboard Sayji Nagri Express between Kataria-Surbari stations, last night; Police investigation underway
— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2019
It is to be known that last year, former state BJP vice-president was accused in a rape case. Though, Bhanushali had claimed that the 21-year-old woman from Surat was pressing false charges against him to malign his reputation.
Police, on the other hand, is trying to investigate the reason behind the murder and is suspecting personal enmity as a primary reason. However, the investigating team have kept their options open. No arrests have been made so far.