Coimbatore

Couple murdered in Namakkal, one surrenders

A couple was murdered by a six-member gang near Namakkal on Monday night. One of the accused surrendered in Coimbatore on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Vimalraj (26), a fruit merchant in Namakkal bus stand, and his wife Anitha (23).

The couple was staying with Anitha’s father Karuppusamy and he sustained grievous injuries in the attack. Karuppusamy was rushed to the Salem government hospital.

According to police, the gang barged into their house in Kamaraj Colony and attacked the couple. Karuppusamy suffered injuries when he tried to stop the attackers. Namakkal police rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies. They are on the lookout for the accused.

According to police, Nickelsen, one of the accused, has been running a shop in the bus stand for over a decade and he maintained good relationship with Vimalraj. Allegedly, Vimalraj’s brother-in-law Arun had an illicit relationship with Nickelsen’s wife and he planned to murder Arun. However, on Monday night, Arun was not at home.

On Tuesday evening, Nickelsen surrendered at a Coimbatore court and he was remanded in judicial custody.

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