Builder killed by two youths in Thane

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A local builder was brutally killed allegedly by two youths in Ambernath, 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, said Sub Inspector MS Jadhav of the Shivaji Nagar police station.

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.