CHENNAI: A four-member gang attacked State Tourism minister Shanmuganathan’s grandson at his clinic in Arumbakkam on Thursday night. The gang approached him on the pretext of treating one of their members.
Police said Jayapaul, 25, who is the grandson of the minister and son of Sundarajan, AIADMK chairman of Perungulam in Tuticorin, was running a bone and joint clinic in Arumbakkam.
The gang arrived when he was about to close the clinic and sought his help claiming that they have come for treatment for a man who has sustained a fracture in his arm.
Jayapaul immediately took the person inside the clinic and the quartet followed the doctor and closed the doors behind them.
The confused doctor raised objections and before he could raise an alarm, the gang attacked him with sickles. He sustained head injuries and screamed for help. The gang fled the spot. A few people who heard the cries of the doctor came to his rescue immediately.
They also sought the help of 108 ambulance service that ferried him to a hospital in the vicinity.
Police are yet to identify the men. Preliminary investigations revealed that Jayapaul has never seen them before.
Jayapaul also described the features of the gang members with which the City Police had launched their investigations.