Advocate and president of Dandeli Taluk Horata Samithi, Ajit Nayak, (58), was hacked to death by unidentified persons near his office on J N Road in the town at 9.30 pm on Friday.
The incident occurred when Nayak was heading home from his office. Miscreants attacked him with lethal weapons, leaving him grievously injured. Nayak was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead.
The former CMC president, Nayak was active in Kali Bachao Andolan campaign.
The reason for murder is yet to be ascertained. The Dandeli Town police have registered a case.
The members of Sirsi and Karwar Bar associations boycotted the court proceedings on Saturday, condemning the murder of a lawyer in Dandeli.