Murder case accused hacked to death in Coimbatore 

Updated - March 07, 2023 11:35 am IST

Published - February 12, 2023 11:12 pm IST - COIMBATORE 

A 31-year-old man was hacked to death by a group at Pappanaickenpalayam in Coimbatore on Sunday evening.

The police have identified the deceased as R. Sathyapandi of Arapalayam in Madurai district, who was residing at Vilankurichi. 

According to the police, a group of men rounded Sathyapandi near a private college on Nava India Road at Pappanaickenpalayam and hacked him. Residents told the police that they also heard gunshots. Senior police officers visited the place. The police shifted the body to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital. 

The police said that Sathyapandi was one of the accused arrested in connection with the murder of Hindu Munnani supporter C. Biju (31) at Ram Nagar in the city on September 13, 2020. He had come out on bail.

The police have launched an investigation to trace the assailants of Sakthi who reportedly had enmity with another group.

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