Dalit Brothers Beheading Tied to Gang Wars

Published: 03rd September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

CHIDAMBARAM: The gruesome beheading of two Dalit brothers at Annamalai Nagar near Chidambaram in the wee hours of Tuesday is reportedly tied to a country-made bomb explosion on May 3 this year.

‘Ambulance’ Kumar (34) and Rajesh (32), residents of Kalungamedu area at Annamalai Nagar, were beheaded by a gang at their house and their severed heads were dumped outside the Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital. The double murder is believed to be the fallout of Kumar’s enmity with Hari, brother of deceased rowdy Chandran. Kumar was also reportedly the intended victim of a bomb, which accidentally exploded while being assembled inside a house at Mariyappa Nagar in Annamalai Nagar on May 3.

Recalling the case, a police source said, “Kumar had fallen out with Hari and threatened to kill him. Angered Hari’s supporters started manufacturing bombs to kill Kumar. One of these bombs accidentally exploded while being assembled at Annamalai University worker Arulprasath’s rented house.”

“Hari was found dead in his house with cut injuries a few weeks later. A case of suicide was registered according to which Hari ended his life distraught over his wife’s death,” sources added. Tuesday’s double murder sent shockwaves across Chidambaram with shops near Rajah Muthiah Hospital remaining closed for the entire day. There was heavy police deployment in front of the hospital.

Meanwhile, around 100 VCK cadre, led by district secretary V K Chellappan, staged a protest march from the Chidambaram hospital and handed a petition to the sub-collector, demanding police action against  atrocities on Dalits. VCK state deputy general secretary Thirumarban was also present. “The police failed to act after the May 3 incident. It is due to their inactivity that Kumar and Rajesh have been murdered,” Chellappan said. Angry relatives of the deceased duo refused to take charge of the bodies.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp