Unidentified men hacked to death a liquor businessman here on Friday afternoon.

Ramu, 40, who owned several wine shops and bars, was returning after attending a court hearing on his bike with his second wife Ezhilarasi (40) riding pillion when two bikes carrying four persons intercepted them near the Arasalar bridge.

Ramu died on the spot. Ezhilarasi, who was admitted to Karaikal Government Hospital with grievous injuries, was later referred to the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital.

Ramu was a history sheeter. His first wife had filed a complaint seeking a restraining order on him, following a dispute involving domestic and property matters.