CHIDAMBARAM: The special police team has arrested four persons, including an assistant professor of Annamalai University, in connection with the murder of Dalit brothers in Chidambaram a few days ago.
On early September 2 morning, the two brothers ‘Ambulance’ Kumar and Rajesh were murdered and their severed heads were thrown at the entrance of Rajah Muthiah Medical College Hospital at Annamalai Nagar in Chidambaram. The gang committed the crime and sped away on two-wheelers.
Police had arrested seven persons, including two persons who had assembled the bombs that were used for the murder. Among the seven, Karthikeyan (31) of Sirkazhi was main accused. One Santhosh Kumar (24) of Thiruvarur Manavalanallur had surrendered in the Villupuram Court.
Cuddalore Central Prison inmate and accused in the Mariyappa Nagar bomb blast case Surender (33) was also booked for allegedly planning the murder from jail.
Meanwhile, the police arrested four more persons, including the assistant professor. They were identified as Sathyaraj (32) of Sirkazhi Railway Gate, Senthil Kumar (36) of Nangoor near Sirkazhi, Baskaran (34) of Panangadu village in Sivaganga district and Murugaiyan (42), who is working as assistant professor in Annamalai University and a resident of KRM Nagar.
All four were produced before the Magistrate in Chidambaram on Saturday night and lodged in Cuddalore Central Prison.
The double murder is believed to be the fallout of Kumar’s enmity with Hari, the brother of a deceased rowdy Chandran. Kumar was also reportedly the intended victim of a bomb, which accidentally exploded while being assembled in a house on May 3.