History sheeter E. Kumar alias Oomai Kumar (35) of Annadhanapatti Metu Street, in Salem City, succumbed to grievous injuries he suffered during the late hours of Tuesday.
Annadhanapatti police said that the accused, Sathish of Thirugnananam Nagar, surrendered in the Krishnagiri Court on Wednesday.
The police said that Kumar was a real estate businessman by profession.
“He was booked by the police in more than 10 cases — such as murder, theft and kidnapping. On Tuesday night he was near a Maariamman temple at Thathagapatti when he was attacked by an armed man. Kumar suffered a deep cut on his head and neck,” police said.
They added that inquiries revealed that Kumar and Sathish — who sold lottery tickets — had had a dispute earlier that evening.