Thane: A woman civic official in Maharashtra’s Thane was injured in a alleged knife attack by a hawker during an anti-encroachment drive on Monday, reported news agencies. An assistant municipal commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation suffered severe injuries on Monday evening after she was allegedly attacked by a man while she was overseeing the removal of hawkers from Kasarvadavali junction, officials were quoted as saying.Also Read - Video: Mob Beats up Mumbai Civic Worker After he Tries to Collect 'No-Mask' Fine

Kalpita Pimple, AMC of Majiwada-Manpada, was attacked with a knife by a hawker while she was clearing the area, leaving her severely injured, said Thane Municipal Corporation Additional Municipal Commissioner Sandeep Malvi. Also Read - Academic Year in Maharashtra Colleges to Begin From November 1, Decision on Physical Classes Later: Minister Uday Samant

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Accused Amar Yadav has been arrested and further probe into the case was underway, a Kasarvadavli police station official said. Mrunal Pendse, BJP corporator from the area, told PTI the official had suffered severe cuts on three of her fingers and had been hospitalised.

(With inputs from agencies)