VILLUPURAM: Secretary of the erstwhile Puducherry Munnetra Congress K. Balaiah (52) was done to death by a group of persons on Wednesday night.
Police said that Balaiah was taking care of a rice mill of a friend at S.Andipalayam near here. While he was returning home on a two-wheeler, the gang waylaid him and attacked him with sharp weapons. He died on the spot. In this connection, the police have secured R. Ramilselvan (24) of Soorpattu Colony and seven others.