Gang hacks 40-year-old to death

Bhaskaran died on the spot. Villivakkam police sent the body to KMC Hospital for post-mortem.

Published: 11th September 2019 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2019 06:17 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A 40-year-old man was hacked to death by a five-member gang at Villivakkam on Tuesday. The deceased Bhaskaran was the prime accused in the murder of railway union leader J K Puthiyavan in February last year and used to work as a car driver for him. He was recently released on bail, police said.

“The incident occurred around 12.30 am when Bhaskaran was returning home from work by walk. A five-member gang surrounded him near his house at Balaramapuram and attacked him with pepper spray. Then they hacked him,” a police officer said.

Bhaskaran died on the spot. Villivakkam police sent the body to KMC Hospital for post-mortem.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that Bhaskaran had allegedly threatened to murder Puthiyavan’s wife and brother Subash if they did not return the `5 lakh he had given to Puthiyavan to get a job for his brother in railways,” said a police officer. Subash is stated to be absconding. CCTV footage has been retrieved from the locality and investigation is on, police said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp