An inspector and two constables sustained injuries after a history-sheeter, who was said to be involved in several cases, including the recent murder of Finance Minister O Panneerselvam’s relative, allegedly turned violent suddenly and attacked personnel inside the Singanallur police station here on Thursday.
The city police said 32-year-old Samy alias Vellaisamy was picked up on suspicion by inspector Elangovan during a vehicle inspection on Thursday.
The inspector subsequently took him to the station for further inquiry. “Around noon, the accused suddenly attempted to escape and hit his head on a glass pane nearby. He subsequently attempted to assault the inspector using a broken piece of glass,” police said. When Elangovan tried to stop him, he suffered minor injuries.
Constables Bheemaraj and Karthi, who intervened, also suffered minor injuries on their hands. A few months ago, Vellaisamy was arrested in connection with the murder of Panneerlselvam’s relative Sathyamurthy.