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Sena corporator attacked in her office, hubby held

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Thane: Estranged husband of a Shiv Sena corporator from here was arrested today, a day after she was allegedly attacked in her office by some persons, police said. The incident occurred when Sangita Patil, a corporator from Wagle Estate area, was allegedly assaulted by around ten masked persons with sticks and a sword, said sub-inspector SG Tungenwar of Srinagar police station.

At the time of the attack, Sangeeta was holding a meeting with her supporters. She and four of her supporters sustained injuries in the attack, and were rushed to a private hospital. The attackers also ransacked her office.

In her complaint, the Sena leader said she had filed a petition seeking divorce from her husband, Manik Patil. She alleged that the attack on her was ordered by Manik by hiring the goons. Police have registered a case under various sections of IPC against eight persons, including Manik. Other accused are absconding, police said.