CHENNAI:Police arrested four members of a gang a few hours after they hacked a 30-year-old man to death in broad daylight in one of the busy areas of the city on Tuesday, much to the shock of the residents.
Eyewitnesses said a gang of armed men, after alighting from an auto at Sattanan Street in Choolai at around 4 pm, chased and hacked to death a man who was driving a motorbike, later identified by police as M Karthick, a resident of Triplicane.
The armed gang received no assistance from the public or police as he had been surrounded and repeatedly hacked. He was bleeding all over the body and died on the spot,” said a local.
A few hours later, police arrested four persons who had previous enmity to towards Karthick. “The main accused Joseph had a fight with Karthick when they were in prison a few months ago. After they both were released, their enmity continued and they frequently quarrelled. So to settle the score, Joseph followed Karthick from Basin Bridge and killed him,” said a police officer. Along with Joseph, police said they arrested three of his accomplices, identified as S Arokiyadass (35), B Gunaselan (38) and M Prakash (25).