Anti-toll activist Govind Pansare, who was shot at on Monday by unknown assailants, succumbed to his injuries at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai on Friday. He was 84 years old.
Pansare was going for a morning walk with his wife Uma when two people on a bike approached the couple and asked for directions; he was shot at thereafter. Uma Pansare, who tried to fight off his attackers, is currently recovering in hospital, reports The Economic Times.
A state govt medical officer TP Lahane said that Pansare died due to excessive internal injuries sustained from the bullet wounds. The incident took place in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
State chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, senior cabinet ministers from both BJP and Shiv Sena, top Communist, Congress and NCP leaders rushed to the hospital on hearing about Pansare's demise.
Condolences also started pouring in from across the country, reports IANS.
There has been no breakthrough in the case, even though Kolhapur Police has formed 10 special teams to nab Pansare's killers.