Thane: A local builder was brutally killed allegedly by two youths in Ambernath township near here, police said on Wednesday.
The murder took place yesterday when the victim Akilesh Patil, 35, was returning from a construction site in his two-wheeler, Sub Inspector MS Jadhav of the Shivaji Nagar police station told PTI.
The duo attacked Patil with a chopper inflicting several wounds on the victim, killing him on the spot, police said.
After the incident, the youths fled the scene on the two-wheeler belonging to the victim.
The body of the victim had been sent for postmortem.
An offence under sections 302, 342 and 120 B of the IPC was registered against the duo but the motive behind the killing has still not been established.
Police have launched a manhunt for the killer duo, Jadhav added.