TIRUVARUR: A gang on Monday murdered Muthupettai Panchayat Union ward member R Rajesh (38) and reportedly severed his head, creating panic within the city. The homicide is alleged to be a follow-up of one other homicide which came about in 2015 through which Rajesh was an accused.
According to sources, Rajesh of Manalmedu was elected as an unbiased from Ward 11 within the elections held in 2020. He later joined the AIADMK.On Monday, a gang which got here by a automobile hit Rajesh whereas he was driving a two-wheeler from Kovilur to Alangadu by way of East Coast Road. Rajesh, who fell off the bike, acquired up and broke right into a run. The gang gave him a chase and hacked him to demise. The members then severed his head, wrapped it up in a lungi and left on a two-wheeler. However, when the bike rode over a speed-breaker in Azad Nagar, the top reportedly fell on the highway.
People who had been round panicked and ran helter-skelter, even because the gang sped away. Police retrieved the top, the physique and in addition a revolver from the positioning. Preliminary inquiry revealed that Rajesh reportedly tore a banner of a selected neighborhood affiliation in 2014. Following this, members from the affiliation reportedly attacked his supporters. In a bid to avenge his demise, Rajesh’s gang murdered Madan in 2015.