MADURAI: Five employees of a private de-addiction centre in M Kallampatti were questioned by the police on Sunday after the mysterious death of a 43-year-old businessman here.
Madurai SP Vijayendra S Bidari ordered an inquiry into the death of N Pon Muthu (43), who died at a private hospital in the Madurai city after he was admitted for treatment.
Police sources said that five employees were identified as G Marudhu Pandiyan (25), G Madhan Raj (35), Pandyaraj (25), S Raja (32) and V Prabhu (32), all from Madurai city.
A case was registered by the M Chatrapatti Police Station based on a complaint from Nagaraj, the father of the deceased and a retired Head Constable.
Nagaraj in his complaint stated that the de-addiction centre management had informed him that his son Pon Muthu was admitted in a private hospital after suffering a massive heart attack on Friday. However, his family members rushed to the hospital and found some injuries in his head.
Later, the doctors informed them that Muthu was dead.
He suspected some foul play in his son’s death and alleged that he could have been assaulted by the employees of the de-addiction centre.
M Chatrapatti Police registered a case under Section 174 CrPC for suspicious death.
Madurai SP Vijayendra S Bidari said that they are waiting for the autopsy report.
Pon Muthu’s elder brother N Durai Pandyan said that his brother had a slight psychiatric disorder since his childhood. Despite that, he led a normal life after his marriage and ran an automobile business in Batlagundu.