Omprakash Nimbalkar, Shiv Sena MP from Osmanabad on Wednesday was attacked with knife by a youth. 20-year-old youth identified as Ajinkya Tekale attacked the leader near the village of Naigaon Padoli. Nimbalkar sustained minor injuries in the incident. Police arrested the accused who later escaped from the custody, according to the Indian Express. Nimbalkar was accompanied by Kailash Patil, the Shiv Sena candidate contesting the Maharashtra Assembly polls from the constituency, and his bodyguard.
Maharashtra will go to polls on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24. The Shiv Sena and the BJP, which are contesting the elections in an alliance, will contest on 124 and 164 seats in the upcoming polls.
Earlier, a case was registered against Nimbalkar for allegedly cheating and abetting the suicide of a 59-year-old farmer, who hanged himself in his village in April this year claiming that his land was being sold to private lenders, the police said. The case has been registered at Dhoki police station in Osmanabad, over 400 kms from Mumbai.
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"The FIR names Sena MP Omprakash Rajenimbalkar and 56 others for allegedly abetting the suicide of Dilip Davle, who hanged himself from a tree in Kasabe Tanavle village in Osmanabad," a local police officer had said.
According to the official, police had found a suicide note written by the farmer, mentioning Omprakash Nimbalkar . "In one note, he purportedly mentioned that 13 farmers had gone to meet Sena president Uddhav Thackeray to tell him how farmers' land was being sold to private bankers. The farmers never met him," sources said.