Chennai, June 27 (BPNS)
A 45 year old man was hacked to death on Tuesday after he was returning home from a temple. The incident occurred in Manjakuppam in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday morning. Police said that as per eye witness accounts a six member group who were on motorbikes, waylaid Mathiazhagan and hacked him to death. He tried to run towards his home but the assailants pounced upon him and attacked him with sickles, matchets and swords and he was killed instantly. His face was mutilated beyond recognition.
The deceased is identified as J. Mathiazhagan (45) husband of Gundu Uppalavadi panchayath president, Shanthi. Previous enmity seems to be the reason behind the motive.
According to Cuddalore district police, Mathiazhagan was an accused in the murder of a person, Madivannan in Thazhangadu in 2020. Madivannan’s sister Masilamani and the deceased Mathiazhagan’s wife Shanthi had contested elections to the post of president and Shanthi had won the polls. The rivalry commenced from then and this led to the murder of Madivannan in 2020.
Mathiazhagan was the prime accused in the case and was charged under Goonda Act.
A strong contingent of police is camping in the area to prevent any further untoward incidents.