K. Muthu (43), an assistant (helper) to Kadambur Manicka Raja, Vice President of Kayathar Panchayat Union, was hacked to death at a place near Kuruvinatham on Monday night. The incident occurred owing to previous enmity, sources said.

The deceased was intercepted by A. Karuppasamy (23) and S. Gurunathan (28) of Pudhupatti, when he was travelling in a vehicle, and murdered. The duo surrendered before the police.

The Koppampatti police have filed a case in connection with the incident.

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