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Builder shot dead in Thane


Thane: A builder was shot dead in Diva township of Thane this morning, police said.

Builder Sandeep Patil (35) was walking on a road on his way to the office in Diva at around 10 AM when he was apprehended by three men who shot him at point-blank range, killing him on the spot, Mumbra police station inspector S M Mundhe said.

The assailants also attacked him with swords, he said.

The motive behind the killing was not immediately known, but it was suspected to be the fallout of a property dispute, he said.

Senior police officials from Thane rushed to the scene after getting information about the incident.

A probe into the killing is on, police said adding that a manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants.

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