CPI(M) State secretary G. Ramakrishnan has urged Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to order a CB-CID inquiry into the murder of the party’s Pallipalayam unit secretary C. Velusamy, saying the deceased would not get justice from the local police.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Mr. Ramakrishnan said despite Mr. Velusamy having notified the police on Feburay 25 of the life threat he faced from local financiers, no action was taken. 

He had approached the police in Pallipalayam for help subsequently on March 10, but was killed an hour later.

Mr. Ramakrishnan said Mr. Velusamy was allegedly murdered by a gang led by local financiers Sivakumar and Rajendran, because he had laid bare their wrong deeds. According to him, the gang sexually assaulted a girl and posted the video recordings on the internet. The girl’s family had borrowed money from them.