Tamil Nadu: Two suspects shot down to death after daylight murder in Kancheepuram

According to the police, the suspects identified as Raghuvaran and Hussain, attacked the police when they attempted to apprehend them and were fired at by the police team in retaliation.
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)
Image used for representational purpose only. (Express Illustrations)

CHENNAI: Two history-sheeters, accused of murdering a man on Tuesday, were shot dead by the Kancheepuram police in “self-defence” on Wednesday morning. The incident took place near the new railway bridge in Indira Nagar, where the accused were in hiding. The police claimed that both of them were shot by a sub-inspector after they attacked two police personnel.

The deceased were identified as Raghuvaran and Basha alias Karuppu Hassan, who were allegedly involved in the murder of history-sheeter Saravanan alias Prabhakar. 

Prabhakar was on his two-wheeler when a gang of four chased him in a car, intercepted him, and pushed him down on Tuesday morning. They hacked him to death in broad daylight. The CCTV footage of the incident went viral.

According to the police, Raghuvaran and Hassan together have 25 cases pending against them in different police stations of the district. Kancheepuram Superintendent of Police (SP) M Sudhakar told TNIE, “We had formed three special teams to nab the suspects. Based on a tip off, the team led by SI Sudhakar of Siva Kanchi station reached Indira Nagar and traced the accused under the railway bridge at 5.30 am on Wednesday.”

The police claimed that the accused were given a chance to surrender but they retaliated and attacked the police with knives. “Special sub-inspector Ramalingam and constable Sasikumar sustained injuries on their arms,” the SP said. “SI Sudhakar shot them in self-defence,” said Kancheepuram Deputy Inspector General of Police R Ponni. 

‘Car abandoned due to checks’

The bodies were sent to Kancheepuram Govt Hospital for postmortem and the injured personnel were admitted to a private hospital. “The suspects could not escape from the district (after the murder on Tuesday) because of our immediate response, including vehicle checks. They abandoned the car near Oragadam and spread out,” North Zone IGP N Kannan said.

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