An accused in an ‘attempt to murder’ case was detained under the Goondas Act here on Thursday. A release from the City police said that M. Kethai Sekar alias Press Sekar alias Sekar alias Gunasekaran (29) of Mariamman Kovil Street along with a gang was involved in attempting to murder six members of a family in Annathanapatti recently. He along with 10 others had already been arrested by the police and had been lodged in Salem Central Prison. City Police Commissioner K. C. Mahali ordered his detention under the Act. So far, a total of 22 persons have been detained under the Act this year.

– Staff Reporter