Former Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shetty shot dead in Lonavala

Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 26: Rahul Shetty, the son of former Shiv Sena leader Umesh Shetty was shot dead in Lonavala on Monday at around 10 am.

Rahul Shetty (43) was shot thrice outside his tea shop at Jaychand chowk in Lonavala, located about 70 km from the Pune district headquarters, superintendent of police Abhinav Deshmukh said. Rahul was also the former president of a local Shiv Sena unit.

"There were two persons. One of them fired three rounds at Shetty when he was outside his tea shop," SP Deshmukh said.

Shetty was immediately rushed to Parmar Hospital where he was declared dead, the official said.

"We have recovered the CCTV footage of the area and one suspect has been detained. The motive behind the attack is being investigated," he added.

According to a report, Rahul had informed the Lonavala city police station about a threat to his life after he received signs that there was someone planning to kill him.

Around 30-35 years ago, the Rahul's father Umesh Shetty was also murdered when he was a municipal corporator for Shiv Sena.

Rahul Shetty is survived by his mother, wife and a former corporator Saumya Shetty, a son and daughter.



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