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Police kill two criminals in encounter at Chengalpattu

- January 7, 2022

Chennai, Jan 7 (BPNS)

Two notorious criminals were killed on Friday morning by the Chengalpattu police after they tried to escape from custody.

The deceased are identified as Dhinesh (34) and Moideen (28). According to the police, the two were involved in two back-to-back murders that happened on Thursday late night at Chengalpattu in which two vegetable merchants were murdered.

Chengalpattu special police team led by Station house officer, Ravi arrested the duo in the murder of Karthik and Mahesh that took place on Thursday night.

Police said that Karthik was accused in two murder cases and was brutally killed on Thursday night after throwing country bombs and later hacking him to death. The duo of Dhinesh and Moideen and their accomplices then went to the residence of Mahesh who was a vegetable merchant in Chengalpattu and hacked him to death at his home. The reason for enmity with Mahesh is not known, police said.

Immediately after the two murders were reported, police identified the killers and arrested Dhinesh and Moideen but the rest of the gang were elusive. Police said that while the two were brought to Chengalpattu to verify the crime scene of the murder of Karthik, they shoved the police away and tried to escape. The police team had to resort to firing and then killed both Dhinesh and Moideen.