Fish ven­dor mur­dered

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

A 52-year-old fish ven­dor was hacked to death by a gang in full pub­lic glare in Me­davakkam on Mon­day.

The po­lice iden­ti­fied the vic­tim as Srini­vasan, 52, a fish ven­dor liv­ing with his fam­ily in Me­davakkam. On Mon­day morn­ing, he was way­laid by a gang. Even as he ran to es­cape, the gang chased him down, hacked him us­ing long knives and fled the scene.

The Pal­likaranai po­lice sent the body to the Gov­ern­ment Hos­pi­tal in Chromepet for post-mortem.

Po­lice sus­pect that pre­vi­ous en­mity be­tween him and the gang in fish vend­ing busi­ness as a pos­si­ble rea­son for the mur­der.

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