VELLORE: A 40-year-old man was hacked to death by two men in Perumpet village in the Kurusilipet Police Station limit during the early hours of Thursday.
The police department officials have set up three special teams to track the perpetrators down.
The deceased was identified as Saravan Sundar of Thiru Vika Nagar in Tirupattur town. The murder occurred between 7am and 7.30 am in Perumpet village when he had gone to his farm, said the police department officials.
Calling it a planned murder, the police sources said that the murderers, wearing helmets, came on a two-wheeler. They ran their two-wheeler into Sundar’s two-wheeler. After he lost balance and fell on the ground, the duo whipped out sharp weapons and unleashed their deadly attack.
Though Sundar took to his heels, to escape from them, the murderers chased him and hacked him. On seeing him scream for help, a farmer and a resident of the village Mani ran towards the spot to help Sundar. But, the duo sped away on their motorbike.
Sundar succumbed to the injuries within a few minutes. The villagers contacted the family members from Sundar’s mobile phone and informed them about the incident. The police department was also alerted about the murder.
“The murderers followed their target and executed the plot,” a policeman said, adding that call logs of Sundar’s close relatives, including his brothers Sankar and Mohana Krishnanan, were being tracked for inquiry.
Deputy Superintendent of Police of Tirupattur, A Sujatha said, they were investigating into the murder case from various angles but property dispute among his family members was being considered as a prime motive behind the murder of Sundar. Sundar had a property dispute with his two younger brothers. “We are investigating into the issue in detail,” said the Deputy Superintendent of Police.
A case was registered in this regard following a complaint from Aruna Devi, wife of Sundar.
The body was handed over to his wife after a post-mortem in the Government Hospital in Tirupattur.
Man Held for Attack
A 45-year-old man, who allegedly inflicted cut injuries on the worksite facilitator and five others workers, including four women, of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREG) scheme in M V Kuppam village near Pernambut on Wednesday, has been arrested.
The incident sparked tension in the locality. Workers of the MGNREG scheme staged a protest, demanding the immediate the arrest of the accused Victor (45), who attacked the workers. After the police registered a case and arrested him, the protest was withdrawn.
According to the police department sources, Victor’s name was removed from the MGNREG workers’ list a week ago after he came to work in an inebriated condition and created problems. Irked over this, he came to the workplace on Wednesday and picked up a quarrel with a worksite facilitator Amul (32).
Suddenly, Victor whipped out a sharp weapon and attacked Amul. Seeing this, five of the MGNREG workers came forward to rescue Amul. But, Victor attacked them and inflicted cuts on Sarasthwathi (65), Amul (28), Thavammal (60), Sarasu (35) and Raji (27), all from the same village.
While two, including the worksite facilitator, were admitted to the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital, four others were admitted to the Government Hospital in Gudiyattam.