Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: A 30-year-old ac­tivist of the Repub­li­can Party of In­dia (RPI) was mur­dered with chop­pers, iron rods and bam­boo sticks at Ul­has­na­gar on Tues­day.

The eight ac­cused who com­mit­ted the crime are ab­scond­ing.

The police said they knew the RPI worker, Di­pak Sansare, who was a shakha pra­mukh of Ul­has­na­gar area.

On Tues­day, a friend told Sansare that some of his friends have called him near Mad­hub­hu­van Chowk Road, Ul­has­na­gar 2, to set­tle a dis­pute.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of police (zone 4) Su­nil Bhard­waj said, “Sansare had been re­leased from jail a cou­ple of months ago. His friends in­volved in a clash are in jail.”

He was at­tacked by the eight, who are be­tween 20 and 30 years, as soon as he reached the place.

The eight had come armed with weapons. They as­saulted him and left him bleed­ing on the road. The police re­cov­ered a knife from the spot.

A police in­spec­tor from Ul­has­na­gar police sta­tion said, “Af­ter the in­ci­dent, a crowd gath­ered at the spot but no one seems to have seen any­thing.”

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