V. Kannan (33) of Muthuramalingapuram Colony was hacked to death by a five-member gang including, a father and his three sons, on Sunday night.
The deceased is said to have caused permanent disability to one of the assailants Balamurugan, following a scuffle between them in April 2009 at a marriage function. This led to Balamurugan his father (Muthupandi), his brothers (Mahendran and Arun) and Marimuthu assaulting him with lethal weapons at around 11 p.m. on Sunday. Kannan died on the way to hospital, the police said.
While Marimuthu has been arrested, the others are said to be absconding. The Sivakasi East police are investigating.