The sketch of one alleged suspect said to be involved in the murder of Narendra Dhabholkar has been released by the police. Dhabholkar, anti-superstition activist and rationalist was shot dead on Tuesday in Pune. The sketch has been released based on an account of the eyewitness.
Dhabholkar was the founder of 'Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti'. The social activist was shot dead by two unidentified motorcyclist on Tuesday, when he was out for a morning walk on Omkareshwar bridge in Pune. Four shots were fired from close range by the attackers, believed to be in the age group of 25 to 30, reported nnis.
No arrests have been made so far in the case, as the police are clueless, in respect of the motive behind the murder. Additional Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Singhal said, “We are investigating from all angles and not ruling out anything.” He also said that, the CCTV footage recorded in the shops and establishments in the vicinity of the murder spot would be checked for a possible lead in the investigation, reported India Today.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, visited Satara, the residence of Dabholkar and paid tribute to the 69-year-old activist. Hundreds of people gathered at his residence and raised slogans criticizing law and order situation in the state.