A 23-year-old man was chased and hacked to death by a gang of six in broad daylight near his house in Villivakkam on Thursday morning reportedly over an ongoing enmity between two groups over playing cricket.
After Shanmugam was released on bail in September, Prabu allegedly took Shahjahan, who was murdered, with him to threaten Shanmugam. The scuffle that happened led to the arrest of Shahjahan and Prabu, who were subsequently released. Shanmugam was reportedly awaiting Shahjahan’s release in a bid to eliminate him.
On Thursday morning, when Shahjahan was passing by Annai Sathya Nagar on his motorcycle, six men on three bikes chased and hacked him with machetes and fled the spot after the attack. With severe injuries on his head, shoulders, hand and legs, Shahjahan died on the spot.
A police team from Villivakkam went to the spot and sent the body to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital for post-mortem examination. A case was registered and a hunt has been launched for the suspects, Shanmugam, Diwakar and Ajith among others.
Meanwhile, the Washermenpet police detained five men in connection with an attack on a history-sheeter on Thursday. The victim, Mani alias ‘Bottle’ Mani, was chatting with friends at the big market area when the gang surrounded and attacked him with weapons. Mani tried to escape, but in vain.
After Mani collapsed on the spot, the gang fled. On information, the Washermenpet police registered a case.