In a dreadful act, a youth was chased and murdered in a residential area here on Monday night. The victim E. Ramesh of Adayur village was on bail as he was an accused in another case related to a group clash during pongal festival. When he was walking alone in Thendral Nagar in Vengikkal, a group chased and attacked him with deadly weapons on the street. He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Tiruvannamalai East police are investigating.