Police detained a 17-year- old boy from Pune in connection with the killing of former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant in suburban Kandivli. The minor was picked up from Pune yesterday and after being questioned, the Samata Nagar police here took him into custody, an official said. He is a minor from Pune who got Rs500 for the job and a promise to be paid more later, said the police.The incident took place on Sunday when Sawant, a two-time municipal corporator and Shiv Sena Vibhag Pramukh, was returning home after having dinner at a nearby restaurant. The 62-year-old Sena leader was stabbed at least 20 times near his residence in Thakur Complex of Kandivli while he was returning home with his friend Vinod Sonawane. Till now the police have arrested two adult accused and the juvenile in the case.
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