A running feud over picking up customers led to an auto rickshaw driver hacking his colleague to death at an auto stand near the Tiruvannamalai main bus stand on Wednesday night. In a separate incident the same night, a woman allegedly hacked her brother-in-law to death at his house near Ambur.
On Wednesday midnight, when Anand was at the stand, Baskar, who came there armed, suddenly pulled out a knife and attacked Anand, injuring him severely. As Anand dropped to the ground, Baskar took to his heels, sources said.
Locals then rushed the injured victim to hospital. The victim, however, succumbed on the way. The body was then sent for post-mortem.
The Tiruvannamalai east police registered a case and are on the lookout for driver Baskar.
In a separate incident, a property dispute allegedly led to a woman hacking her brother-in-law to death and injuring his wife when they were sleeping in their house near Ambur on Wednesday night.
According to the police, Murugesan (55), a farmer, was married to Vijaya (40). Murugesan’s elder brother Venketesan’s wife was Chitra (45). Chitra was widowed and some time ago, lost both her sons due to which she moved in to her daughter’s house.
Both Murugesan and Chitra would frequently quarrel over a property, sources said. On Wednesday night, when Murugesan and Vijaya were asleep, Chitra entered the house surreptitiously and suddenly attacked them with a knife, leaving Murugesan sustaining severe injuries. Vijaya was also attacked after which Chitra fled, sources said.
Neighbours who woke up to screams rushed Vijaya to hospital while Murugesan succumbed on the spot. The Oomerabad police sent Murugesan’s body for post mortem. A case was registered and Chitra was arrested. Investigations are on.