The Navi Mumbai Crime Branch has taken over the probe into the death of a 21-year-old man there during the Maratha quota stir last week.
During the violence that erupted in Kopar Khairane area of Navi Mumbai during the Maratha reservation agitation on July 25, Rohan Todkar was assaulted by a mob.
He later succumbed to his injuries in the state-run JJ Hospital at Byculla in Mumbai on July 27.
An official said that a murder case had been registered at Kopar Khairane police station against unidentified persons.
“The case has been handed over to the Navi Mumbai Crime Branch. Investigations into the incident are underway.
No arrests have been made so far,” Tushar Doshi, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) said.
Todkar’s cousin sister, Shital Shinde, said that Todkar had ventured out, along with his friends, on July 25 and then got caught in the violence.
The youth’s last rites were carried out in his native Khonavali village in Patan tehsil in Satara district after authorities assured his family that the culprits would be arrested and compensation would be provided.