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Tenth person arrested in Amravati pharmacist murder

Updated on: 12 August,2022 10:07 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The incident took place a week before the killing of a tailor in Udaipur for a similar reason

Tenth person arrested in Amravati pharmacist murder

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday arrested a tenth accused in connection with the murder of pharmacist Umesh Kolhe in eastern Maharashtra's Amravati city in June.


Shaikh Shakeel (28), the accused, was a resident of Imamnagar, Lalkhadi in Amravati, an official statement said.



During the investigation his "active role" in the murder conspiracy came to light, it said.


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Kolhe (54) was murdered in Amravati on the night of June 21, allegedly for sharing a social media post supporting suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma's controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad.

The incident took place a week before the killing of a tailor in Udaipur for a similar reason.

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