The MHB Colony police, on Friday, registered a case of murder after a 25-year-old political party worker, who sustained grievous injuries after seven persons assaulted him with bamboo sticks and stabbed him in the stomach at Borivli (West) on October 5, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on Friday.
The police had earlier registered a case of attempt to murder and five of the seven accused in the case were arrested. While those arrested are currently in judicial custody, the police are on the lookout for two other accused.
The police said the accused used to collect ‘hafta’ from auto drivers to park their rickshaws at the Ganpat Patil Nagar rickshaw stand. The complainant, Shivkant Yadav, a history sheeter, reached the stand on October 5 and told the auto drivers to pay him instead. Agitated, the accused attacked him. Yadav died at Sukhsagar hospital in Borivli.