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Updated: June 6, 2013 19:21 IST

MTC driver hacked to death by neighbours

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Senthil intervened in an argument between them and motorcyclist

A Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) driver was hacked to death by his neighbours at his house on Kailasa Mudali street in Tondiarpet on Monday. Seven men were arrested in connection with the murder.

Police officials said that D. Senthil (28), a driver on route no. 44C (Broadway to IOC) was returning to his home at the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSLB) quarters around 7 p.m. when he saw his neighbours N. Krishnan (35) and his brother N. Anthony (44) arguing with a motorcycle rider. They were demanding Rs. 3, 500 for the treatment of Krishnan’s five-year-old son who had been hit by the two-wheeler there. Senthil felt it was unfair that such a huge amount be sought from the man for the treatment of minor injuries and intervened in the argument. The motorcyclist ended up paying Rs. 2, 500 as compensation in addition to the medical expenses for the boy’s treatment.

Senthil also reprimanded his neighbours for allowing their children to play on the road and thus risk injury. Agitated over this and the reduction of the compensation amount due to Senthil’s intervention, Krishnan allegedly led a seven-member gang and hacked Senthil at his house on the second floor of the quarters around 2.30 a.m. on Monday.

A special police team led by deputy commissioner of police (Washermenpet) Najmal Hoda inspected the crime scene. The body of the victim was sent to Government Stanley Hospital for post-mortem examination. “A case of murder under section 302 of IPC has been filed. The other five suspects are friends of the main accused, Krishnan” said C. Pugalendi, inspector in-charge (Crime), Tondiarpet police.

In addition to Krishnan and Anthony, police arrested M. Seeni (27), M. Ellumalai (33), P. Balu (32), S. Ayyappan (28), and Udas (29). They were sent to the central prison in Puzhal.

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It is better to be away from such interventions though it becomes mandatory from ethical point of view . Because we are not living in sathyayuga when people of high virtues lived. Also , If we really want to make our point heard , we have to be physically and mentally prepared to counter such demons . Otherwise survival is not guaranteed anymore . No body else can come for rescue operation only the victim has to struggle or to face the consequences of his own actions.

Such devilish behaviours are to be sentenced not less than life imprisonment . Because for just 1000 Rs , He has decided to finish him off which is quite clear that his mind is not working well . He is not fit to be in society. The only way to control such practises is , the total family should be punished for having grown up such a animal .
Unless their Family is held responsible for anybody's criminal activity , crimes can never be controlled in this high populated India.
Family should inculcate social ethics

from:  Parthiban
Posted on: May 14, 2013 at 13:59 IST
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