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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar dies after being shot in Dahisar, attacker kills self

Updated on: 08 February,2024 09:42 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar was on Thursday evening shot in Dahisar area of Mumbai during a Facebook live session

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar dies after being shot in Dahisar, attacker kills self

Screengrab of a video that was streamed live on Facebook

Key Highlights

  1. Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar was on Thursday shot dead during a Facebook live
  2. Abhishek Ghosalkar, a former Corporator, was shifted to a hospital
  3. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media

Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Abhishek Ghosalkar was on Thursday killed after being shot multiple times in Dahisar area of Mumbai during a Facebook live, the officials said, reported the ANI.


He was rushed to a hospital, where he succumbed to gunshot injuries, according to the police, as per the ANI.



Abhishek Ghosalkar, a former Corporator has been admitted to a hospital nearby and the police are present at the spot.

A video of the incident also went viral on social media following the incident. The video is said to be of a Facebook Live where a man and Abhishek Ghosalkar can be seen sitting together and telling people their plans for the betterment of the locals in the area. Moments later, several shots can be seen being fired at Abhishek Ghosalkar.

Abhishek Ghosalkar was shot dead during a Facebook live by local social activist Mauris Noronha in Mumbai on Thursday, police said, reported the PTI.

Noronha also ended his life by shooting self, police said. Ghosalkar, a former corporator, succumbed to bullet injuries at a hospital in north Mumbai, police said.

Ghosalkar and Noronha had 'personal enmity' but the Facebook live was to clarify that they have come together ending their bitterness for the betterment of the IC Colony area in Borivli, an official said, the news agency reported on Thursday.

The incident took place days after a BJP MLA was caught on camera firing at an Eknath Shinde faction leader inside a police station at Ulhasnagar raising questions over Maharashtra's law and order situation.

Abhishek was the son of Vinod Ghosalkar, a senior leader of the Shiv Sena (UBT).

The attack took place in the office of Noronha, known as Mauris Bhai. They had patched up recently and Abhishek was reportedly invited to Noronha's office for an event where the latter allegedly shot Ghosalkar before shooting himself. The entire incident was live streamed on Facebook.

Chief Minister Shinde said a probe is being launched into the latest firing incident.

Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut demanded Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis' resignation over the incident.

Former minister Aaditya Thackeray, who said he had met Abhishek Ghosalkar earlier in the evening, claimed there was no longer any fear of law in Maharashtra.

"There is total collapse of law and order in Maharashtra, as evident from this and similar recent shooting incidents," he added.

(with ANI and PTI inputs)

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