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The deceased Karthik alias Blacky of Mylapore, an auto driver, is said to be a friend of the main absconding suspect Ragu, also an auto driver, from Kannagi Nagar.
Police said Karthik, who often visits Ragu’s house, allegedly developed a relationship with the latter’s wife. It is said Ragu’s wife eloped with Karthik last year but returned home after two weeks.
Ragu, who was angry with Karthik since then, reportedly came to know that the illicit affair continued and decided to eliminate Karthik.
On Tuesday night, when Karthik reached Kannagi Nagar, Ragu and his friends surrounded him and hacked him to death. While they fled the spot, on information, Kannagi Nagar police rushed there and sent his body to Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem.
A case was registered and Ragu’s accomplices Dheena (19) and Jayaraj (19) were arrested. A hunt has been launched for Ragu and a few others.
Trio held for murdering senior citizen to rob phone
A special team of Uthukottai police arrested three men for murdering a senior citizen to rob his phone.
Madhavan (60) of Kottaikuppam village near Periyapalayam was attacked by a bike-borne trio on October 14 when he was on a morning walk. Madhavan, who was rushed to a private hospital, died on the way when he was being shifted to another private hospital in Chennai on the same day.
While Uthukottai police formed a special team to arrest the suspects, two men identified as Vignesh (22) and Santosh (19) of Magaral village were secured during a vehicle check near Azhinjivakkam on Tuesday evening.
During the investigation, they admitted that they attacked Madhavan with an iron rod to rob his phone and based on their inputs, another suspect identified as Sekar (20) of Magaral was held.
Police said they have also indulged in hundial burglaries in a few temples and seized the stolen properties. The trio was remanded in judicial custody.