Pravin Mahajan dies in Thane hospital

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Pravin Mahajan, sentenced to life imprisonment in 2007 for killing his brother, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pramod Mahajan, died in a Thane hospital Wednesday evening, family sources said.

Pravin Mahajan had been admitted to the hospital nearly three months ago following a brain haemorrhage and had been in coma since then.

He had been put on life support system and was struggling for life but failed to recover at the Jupiter Hospital where he was admitted, a close aide of the family said.

Hospital authorities did not issue any official word on the developments and most family members also declined to comment.

In a dramatic murder that shocked the country, Pravin Mahajan had killed his elder brother Pramod Mahajan on April 22, 2006 in his Mumbai home. The high-profile BJP leader succumbed to his wounds 11 days later on May 3.

Pravin Mahajan was sentenced to life by a sessions court for fratricide on Dec 18, 2007. He was on parole when he suffered the stroke and was hospitalised.

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