A 43-year-old call taxi driver was stabbed to death by unidentified persons at Naavarkulam near here early on Sunday morning.
Inspector Ranganathan said the deceased has been identified as Balaji, son of Ethiraj of Mariammankoil Street in Vanur Taluk in Villupuram District. Balaji’s cab was hired by one industrialist from Sedarapet around 5 pm on Saturday. After dropping his client at the Meenambakkam Airport in Chennai, he returned to his house by bus after leaving his taxi at the Airport. Balaji got down at Gorimedu in Puducherry and was walking to his house on the Navarkulam Road when unidentified persons stabbed him to death.
His family members claimed that after getting down from the bus, Balaji made a call saying that he would reach home soon. As he failed to turn up till Sunday morning, they tried calling to his cell phone, but there was no response.
Meanwhile, the residents of the Pasumai Thayagam Veethi in Pothikai Nagar noticed a body and informed the police about it. The police found a wallet containing `700 from the body of the deceased. His family members arrived at the spot and identified the body as that of Balaji’s.
The postmortem was done at the Government General Hospital and the body was handed over to his family. Balaji is survived by his wife and two children.
A complaint has been filed by his brother and a case has been registered. Police have formed special teams to nab the culprits. According to sources, they are also searching for clues from the surveillance cameras installed on the premises of some of the houses close to the road.