A former woman councillor R. Indirani of Hosur Municipality has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of the driver of Hosur MLA K. Gopinath on Tuesday night.

The murder of K. Sivaji (45) of Dinnur took place near Eri on Thally Road and his body was thrown near the State Bank of India on Bagalur Road branch in the town.

The deceased was working with the MLA for over 12 years.

Being a key-witness in the double murder that took place 14 years ago in Hosur, Sivaji’s was murder took place a day ahead of his confession before the Principal District and Sessions Court in Krishnagiri on Wednesday. Further investigation is on into the incident.