Thane: A 30-year-old man was allegedly strangled to death and thrown into the Kalu river here tied to a heavy stone, police said today.

The body was found on the banks of Pimpalgaon village yesterday, API D M Thakur of Murbad police station said.

The deceased has not been identified yet and a man hunt has been launched for the accused, he said.

The victim was tied to a stone weighing around 20-25 kg, police said.

The body has been sent for post mortem and a case has been registered under the IPC against the unknown assailants, they added.

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