A gang comprising about five men allegedly murdered two men in full public view in a residential area in Sellur, on Saturday morning. The incident caused panic in area.
Following the incident, city police commissioner Sanjya Mathur formed five teams, led by assistant commissioner Dhanapal, to nab the gang. Police said the murder was a fallout of a dispute over a game of carroms that was played for money. Police said, both the deceased and accused were involved in various crimes.
According to police, the deceased were N Kasimayan (32) and P Nagu alias Nagendran (30) of Aruldas Puram. On Friday, the gang members played carroms for money and Nagu and Kasimayan won the game.
A fight broke out and one of the accused, Murali, hurled sand and broke the carrom board, police said. The left the spot that night and the next morning they quarrelled again, and it culminated in the murder.
On Saturday morning, when Nagarajan and Kasimayan along with another friend Rajan were going from Aruldas Puram to Thathaneri, a five-member gang intercepted them in front of the Corporation Health Centre and allegedly hacked both of them after an argument.