Maha: NCP leader hacked to death

Maha: NCP leader hacked to death

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 A 56-year-old NCP leader was hacked to death on Sunday by two persons in Sangli district of Maharashtra, police said.

The deceased, Ananda Patil, is a brother of Gajanan Patil who is a personal assistant (PA) of deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.

The deceased was also a Sarpanch of Khatav village.

The incident occurred near Khatav village in Palus tehsil when Ananda Patil was returning from his farm on his motorcycle, a police officer said.

"Two persons attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon around 11.30 am and fled. He was taken to hospital but succumbed to his injuries during treatment," he said.

The motive behind the murder is under investigation, he added.

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