In a gruesome murder, a 28-year-old man-- Ramesh, said to be from Kodambakkam in Chennai was allegedly hacked to death by some unknown assailants at Srikalahasti near here on Wednesday.

Reports reaching here said that the incident occurred when Ramesh along with his wife Geetha and two-year-old daughter, Sandhya came out of the lodge where they stayed overnight and started heading towards the temple in the morning. Police who gave a hot chase to the fleeing assailants on board their get away vehicles, have reportedly arrested two persons and are said to be looking for the other.