: A murder accused C. Sathish alias Periyakaruppan (27) was hacked to death by a 10-member gang at Mannadimangalam on Thursday afternoon.

The police said that Sathish of Melakkal was sleeping at his aunt house when the assailants inflicted multiple injuries on his body and killed him.

They fled in a car leaving him in a pool of blood.

The Superintendent of Police, V. Balakrishnan, and Samayanallur Deputy Superintendent of Police, T. Kanthasoorooban, inspected the scene of crime.

The police said that Sathish was the prime accused in a double murder of Vijayapandi and Vignesh in August 2012. Vignesh is the brother-in-law of Sathish.

The police added that one Karuppaiah of Palanganatham had hired Sathish to murder Vijayapandi, a friend of Vignesh. A 14-member gang while murdering Vijayapandi had killed Vignesh too.

Suspecting that it could have been a revenge murder, the DSP said that the police have got some leads in the crime.

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