In yet another murder in broad daylight and in full public view, a 26-year-old lawyer was hacked to death by a four-member gang at Munichalai here on Monday. Police said, M Mohammed Raffique was the second son of an AIADMK functionary AK Moideen of Ismailpuram at Munichalai. Raffique, who completed his LLB from a Bangalore institution, was practising in the Supreme Court .
A couple of years ago when Raffique visited the city, he had helped Sheik Thambi of Munichalai to marry his lover Parveen.
However, he allegedly developed an illicit relationship with Parveen. Some time later, Parveen vanished and a woman missing complaint filed by her father was lodged at Vilakkuthoon police in 2012. But, she had eloped with Raffique. However, Sheik Thambi persuaded his wife at New Delhi and brought her back to Madurai. This triggered enmity between Raffique and Sheik Thambi.
A couple of days ago the lawyer came to the city to enrol himself in the bar and practise in the courts here.
Meanwhile, on Monday, a four-member gang intercepted Raffique, who was returning from a mosque, and attacked him near his house. The lawyer, who sustained grievous injuries in the attack, was rushed by relatives to GRH, where doctors declared him ‘brought dead.’ Vilakkuthoon police have launched a hunt for the accused.
In another murder case, one S Munichamy (55) of Keelamuthupatti on Avaniyapuram Road, was killed in a clash. Sources said that Munichamy on Sunday night tried to pacify a quarrel that broke out between his neighbour P Pandi (47) and his family.
But during the clash, some persons pushed down Munichamy, a heart patient. He had sustained head injuries and died at the GRH. Subramaniapuram police arrested eight persons, including Pandi, in this connection.