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Former BJP MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali shot dead on moving train

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Former BJP MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali shot dead on moving train
08 January, 2019
Former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Jayantilal Bhanushali was shot dead by unknown assailants on board Sayji Nagri Express between Kataria-Surbari stations in Gujarat on Monday night. 

The former MLA was travelling in the AC First class bogie of the train to Bhuj from Ahmedabad when unidentified attackers barged into his coach and shot him. He was shot in the eye and chest. 

"The railway police on board the Bhuj-Dadar Express informed the Morbi police that Bhanushali was shot dead in the train. When the train reached Maliya station of Morbi, we recovered the body and sent it for post-mortem," a police officer told.

"We also recovered some empty bullet cases from the compartment and sent them for forensic examination. The railway police will file an FIR in connection with the incident," he added.

He was a former Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Abadasa constituency in Gujarat.

According to reports, a special investigation team has been formed to probe the incident.

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