An advocate was murdered in the city on Monday night.

The victim Mathiazhagan was on a walk with his pet dog near Rukmini theatre in Woraiyur area, when he was attacked by armed culprits.

The incident that occurred in a small lane, shook the residents of the area.

Police sources said the advocate received a deadly blow with a weapon on his head by the culprits causing his death instantly.

Shailesh Kumar Yadav, Commissioner of Police, and senior police officials inspected the crime scene and conducted inquiries. The motive behind the murder is being investigated.

A team of five inspectors are on the job of obtaining tangible clues. Forensic experts also inspected the scene of crime. The Woraiyur police are investigating.