Muslim religious leader killed in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Mumbai, July 06 (KMS): A 35-year-old Muslim religious leader was shot dead by unidentified persons in Yeola town of Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Khwaja Sayyad Chishti was killed on Tuesday at an open plot in the MIDC (Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation) area of Yeola town, around 200 km from Mumbai, police said.

They said that the victim was shot in the head and died instantly, adding a group of four unidentified persons were involved in the attack. A possible motive behind the murder was not immediately known.

After killing Sufi Baba, a citizen of Afghanistan and popularly known as “Sufi Baba” in Yeola town, the assailants seized an SUV used by him and fled the spot, an official said.

An offence of murder was registered at the Yeola police station and a hunt was on to nab the killers, the official said.

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