CHENNAI: Police have detained three persons in connection with the murder of the Sriperumbudur panchayat union committee chairman M C Venkatesan at Sunguvarchatram on Thursday.
Four special teams have been formed to crack the Venkatesan murder case.
Venkatesan’s car driver Ramu is also being interrogated. “We have three persons for enquiry and will soon be able to crack the case,” said a senior police officer.
Venkatesan aka Kutty Venkatesan, a former AIADMK union chairman, was allegedly removed from his membership after he became an accused in the murder of PBG Kumaran, a businessman. Soon after he came from prison on bail, he joined the BJP.
On Wednesday afternoon, he was in his car along with his driver on the Chennai-Bangalore national highway. He was attacked by six members who came on three different motorbikes.
“Venkatesan had got off the car to visit a shop, when the gang attacked him killing him on the spot. The gang threatened the driver and damaged the car before they fled the scene,” said the police officer. Police suspect business rivalry was the motive behind the murder.
2 Teens Die as Bike Collides with Bus
A trip to watch a movie turned fatal for two youngsters when the bike they were riding rammed a State government bus near Panaiyur on Wednesday night at 12:30 pm.
The victims, identified as S Sai Prasanth (18), a resident of Ambattur and T Mahendran (18), a resident of Padi, had completed their Plus-Two exams and were waiting for their results. Both of them were schoolmates and decided to watch a movie and go for a night ride towards East Cost Road.