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Dabholkar murder: Police hunt killers

Pune, Aug 22 : The Pune Police on Thursday said they have sent teams to Maharashtra's Satara, Sangli and Thane districts to hunt down the killers of anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar.


The police said, meanwhile they will be grilling all individuals and organizations who had threatened the activist in the past.

"The police have made some headway in cracking the murder case with sources saying the statement of an eyewitness who has given the number of the motorcycle used by the alleged assailants has been recorded," said CNN-IBN.

"The last four number of the vehicle is reported to be 7756 with police also verifying if one of the shooters had been trailing Dabholkar since the time he left from Mumbai for Pune," it said.

"The CCTV footage of the probable route taken by the assailants is also being examined with sources saying their exit route has been identified," said the news channel.

The Pune Police on Tuesday released the sketch of one of the two suspects in connection with the killing.

Dabholkar, editor of 'Sadhana' weekly, was shot dead while he was taking his morning walk near the Omkareshwar temple on Tuesday.

Dabholkar received four bullet injuries, said the police.

He succumbed to his injuries at Sassoon Hospital.

Dabholkar was working towards convincing the Maharashtra government to pass an anti-superstition and black magic bill.

--IBNS (Posted on 22-08-2013)

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