The actor, Selvarathinam (30), had been in the cine field for the last 10 years and was appearing along with the main villain in a TV serial Thenmozhi BA, aired on Vijay TV. A Lankan refugee, Selavarathinam’s wife and children are in the camp in Virudhunagar.
On Saturday, Selvarathinam did not go for shooting and stayed with his friend Mani, an assistant director. In the wee hours of Sunday, he received a phone call after which he left. However, Selvarathinam’s roommate received information that Selvarathinam has been hacked to death on Anna Nedumpathai by unidentified men.
MGR Nagar police registered a case and sent his body for postmortem. Based on CCTV footage, the cops later zeroed in on one Vijayakumar, with whose wife Selvarathinam was said to have been in an illicit relationship. Angered by this, Vijayakumar came from Viridhunagar and murdered Selvarathinam.
History-sheeter hacked to death
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old man who came to his in-laws’ house in Ambattur to celebrate Deepavali was hacked to death on Saturday night. The deceased Balaji of Koyyathope near Villivakkam has about 10 cases of assault and robbery pending against him, while he is a house painter by profession.
Around 8.45 pm, Ambattur Estate police received information that Balaji was lying in a pool of blood in ICF Colony and his body was retrieved to be sent for post-mortem.
Inquiries revealed that one Sathish Kumar of the same area recently accused Balaji’s brother Srinivasan of stealing his gold chain.
“Balaji who was under the influence of alcohol allegedly threatened Sathish Kumar that he would eliminate him. Out of fear, Sathish Kumar gathered his friends and murdered Balaji,” said police, who later nabbed Sathish from his hideout along with an accomplice, Vijay.
Meanwhile, Balaji’s friends set fire to Sathish Kumar’s thatched-roof house which escalated tension in the locality.