A day after supporters of K N Nehru and N Selvaraj, two former ministers, entered into fisticuffs near Tiruchy, exposing the internal strife in the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), it was the turn of Madurai DMK unit on Saturday.
DMK’s former corporation zonal chairman and Executive Committee member of the party V K Gurusamy and five others were booked for attempting to murder a former DMK councillor in Avaniyapuram here on Saturday.
According to police, cases were registered against Gurusamy, former east zone chairman of Madurai Corporation, P Kaleeswaran, R Manikandan, S Mani, R Alex Pandi and P Saravanan for attacking and injuring Malaichamy (42), former DMK councillor of Madurai Corporation, following a dispute over printing condolence posters.
All those booked in connection with the attack on former Councillor, except Gurusamy and P Saravanan, were arrested, police here added.
According to sources, Malaichamy was attacked by Kaleeswaran, Manikandan, Mani, Alex Pandi and Saranavan.
The five-member gang allegedly deputed by Gurusamy beat Malaichamy and warned him that he could not survive in the Temple City without the support of Gurusamy.
Malaichamy, who sustained grievous injuries in the brutal attack by the five-member gang, was admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital here.
Based on a complaint from Malaichamy, a case was registered against Gurusamy and the five who attacked the former councillor.
Meanwhile, the police have launched a search across the district to nab Gurusamy who has gone into hiding after the attack incident.