Prominent Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty was killed on Wednesday when he was attacked by unidentified men while on a morning walk in the outskirts of Maharashtra town Talegaon.
Shetty, 38, credited with exposing several land scams in the picturesque Talegaon-Lonavala regions, now a favourite with realtors in the state, succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
"Around 7.15 a.m., when the deceased was on his morning walk, some unidentified people assaulted him and injured him seriously. He was rushed to a private hospital, but he succumbed later," investigating officer of the Talegaon Police Station Pradeep Aphale told IANS.
A colleague added that Shetty had left his home around 6.45 a.m. for his usual morning walk when he was attacked with swords near Bhandari Hospital.
He had shot to fame after exposing certain corrupt land deals in and around the country's first expressway from Mumbai to Pune over a decade ago.