Ganja turf war: Youth hacked to death in Chennai

Initial inquiries revealed that the murder was reported due to the ganja peddling in the neighbourhood. Police have rounded up the suspects and are questioning them.
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CHENNAI: A 19-year-old youth was hacked to death allegedly by a gang in front of the Ambattur police station on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Karthik.

Initial inquiries revealed that the murder was reported due to the ganja peddling in the neighbourhood. Police have rounded up the suspects and are questioning them.

They said that Karthik of Ambattur was involved in ganja peddling in the neighbourhood. He developed enmity with another gang, which is also indulged in narco business.

On Thursday afternoon, Karthik was riding on his bike and was heading towards his house when the gang intercepted him near Sivananda Nagar in Ambattur and hacked him before escaping from the scene. The murder happened just 200 metres away from the Ambattur police station.

On information police team reached the scene and shifted Karthik to the government hospital where the medical team declared him dead. The police team after making the initial enquiry zeroed in on the four suspects. Further investigations are on.

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