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Nov 05, 2011 at 12:17pm IST

Ahmedabad: Godhra riot witness attacked, killed

Ahmedabad: A witness of the 2002 Godhra riots was attacked and killed in Ahmedabad on Saturday morning. The witness, Nadeem Sayyed, was attacked by unidentified persons in Johapura area of Ahmedabad.

Sayyed, a Congress worker, was declared brought dead by the hospital. The Ahmedabad crime branch has now taken up the case and will probe Sayyed's murder.

He had testified in court in the Naroda Patiya massacre case. Sayyed was also a police informer and had rallied for a ticket in the recent civic body polls.

Sayyed had filed several PILs in the Gujarat High Court over sanitation issues in the Johapura area and had been a witness in the Godhra riots case.

He had also filed cases against several political leaders in the state.

Sayyed was known for filing numerous PILs and RTIs on civic issues. He had been brutally assaulted by local goons last year.