CHENNAI: J Murali (35), a history sheeter and Bahujan Samaj Party worker, was chased down a road in Madhavaram in broad daylight and hacked to death on Monday. Police sources said Murali, also known as Pothy’s Murali, was at home in Madhavaram when a gang came to his house.
“Locals said that when he stepped out to meet them, there was an argument between them. Then suddenly he was chased down the road and hacked by the gang,” said a police officer.
Murali had sprinted down the road to flee, but the group soon overpowered him and hacked him. When he fell in a pool of blood, the gang left. Murali was taken to Stanley Government Hospital where the doctors said he was dead on arrival.
Police said Murali was in charge of the Madhavaram unit of Bahujan Samaj Party. “He was accused in several murder and attempt to murder cases. He was involved in the robbery of a cashier of Pothy’s textile shop in 2012 and since then was called Pothy’s Murali. We suspect it to be a revenge attack,” said a police officer.
Hubby Stabs Woman
A 27-year-old woman was brutally stabbed by her ex-husband opposite a restaurant in Meenambakkam in broad daylight on Monday. Police said the man repeatedly stabbed the victim when she came to meet him at around 2 pm. The woman is recovering in a private hospital.
According to police official, the accused, Ramesh stabbed his former wife Uma (27) after inviting her to meet him on the pretext of meeting their 3-year-old son.
Uma, accompanied by Prasanna (who she is married to presently) was in conversation with Ramesh which turned into an argument. “She came there as Ramesh requested her to come to meet the couple’s son. The attack was premeditated,” said a police officer.
Police have detained Ramesh and a friend who accompanied him.