A 38-year-old history-sheeter was hacked to death by a gang in full public view in Sriperumbudur on Wednesday.
Around 6.30 pm, the commuters noticed a man who jumped from a car, crying for help, and ran towards the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial. Five men with sickles got down from the car and chased him. The men hacked him to death and escaped in the car.
The Sriperumbudur police went to the spot and sent his body for autopsy to the GH. Police said that Shankar Lal has several murder and attempt to murder cases against him. The police have registered a case and going through the CCTV footages to identify the suspects.