VISAKHAPATNAM: A person from Tamil Nadu was hacked to death in broad daylight near Nakkapalli Toll Plaza in Visakhapatnam district by a seven-member gang on Saturday. Police, with the help of locals, caught four of them and are investigating the reasons behind the murder.
Based on the the documents recovered from the deceased, police have identified him as one Neelamegha Amaran of Madurai.
As Amaran stopped his car near the toll plaza, the assailants stopped the SUV they were travelling in behind the victim's and attacked him with lethal weapons. The attackers later fled in the SUV, initial reports said.
In the preliminarily inquiry, police came to know that the victim and the attackers belong to Madurai area of Tamil Nadu.
Alerted by locals, police tracked down the vehicle which was moving towards Yelamanchili on the national highway. As the vehicle reached near Yelamanchili, the attackers abandoned the vehicle on the roadside and hid in a village.
While four of the attackers were taken into police custody, three managed to flee.