Mumbai, Jan 8: Former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant hacked to death by unknown assailants outside his house in Kandivli on Sunday late night.
Sawant, 62, a two-term corporator from Samata Nagar in suburban Kandivli, was attacked by two men while returning after meeting a friend around 11 pm. However, Police investigation is underway.
Mumbai: Former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant stabbed to death by unknown assailants outside his house in Kandivli at around 11pm, last night. Police investigation underway. pic.twitter.com/0G314CXuQj
— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2018
He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Swant had stepped into the cable television business a few years ago, and according to media reports had been receiving extortion threats.