His­tory-sheeter hacked to death

A gang of five at­tack him with sharp weapons at Ton­di­ar­pet

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

A 37-year-old rowdy was hacked near his house in Ton­di­ar­pet on Mon­day evening. He suc­cumbed to in­juries in the early hours of Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, Jeeva, 37, of Thi­lakar Na­gar, Ton­di­ar­pet, had been a close aide of gang­ster Kal­vettu Ravi. He was in­volved in many mur­ders, in­clud­ing that of DMK func­tionary Othavadai Shan­mugam, a few years ago.

Po­lice claim that of late, he had not been in­volved in any anti-so­cial ac­tiv­ity.

On Mon­day he was stand­ing out­side his house in Ton­di­ar­pet, when a gang of five men hacked him with sharp weapons. They fled the spot leav­ing him in a pool of blood. Res­i­dents rushed him to the Stan­ley Gov­ern­ment Gen­eral hos­pi­tal.

The po­lice have reg­is­tered a case.

They sus­pect that the mur­der would be linked to pre­vi­ous ri­valry.

Fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der way.

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