The police were yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder of BJP’s state medical unit president Dr Aravinth Reddy though they have arrested three accused and three of their associates and have stumbled upon evidence pointing at Vasur Raja, a Goondas Act detenu.
Police said that they would soon seek the custody of Vasur Raja (26) since they have come across strong evidence that suggested that he planned the murder from within the walls of the Vellore Central Prison for Men.
Sources in the police department said that the special teams were collecting strong evidence against Vasur Raja before taking him in custody. “We will take him under custody within two or three days for interrogation,” said Vellore Superintendent of Police I Eswaran.
Dr Reddy, the secretary of BJP’s state medical unit and the president of Vellore unit of Indian Medical Association, was hacked to death by a three-member motorbike-borne gang on October 23 in front of his clinic at Kosapet.Four teams were formed to investigate into the case and the teams nabbed six accused on November 21
and 22. Vellore SP, Eswaran, had told mediapersons after the arrests that the police would be able to establish the motive behind the murder only after taking Vasur Raja under police custody for interrogation. However, the department was yet to make a move in the court in this regard.
Udhaya alias Udhaya Kumar (28) of Vellore Old Town, Thangaraj (26) of Sathuvachari and Chinna alias Chandran (25) of Kosapettai were arrested on charges of the murder of Dr Reddy on November 21.
The police also arrested their associates Raja alias alias Raj Kumar (32) of Ariyur, Pitchai Perumal (28) of Saidapet and Dharani alias Dharani Kumar (24) of Sholinghur the next day.