Madurai

Ration shop worker hacked to death in mistaken identity

Madurai/Dindugl

Tuesday’s murder of a ration shop temporary worker V. Muniyasamy of Kamarajapuram has turned out to be a murder due to mistaken identity.

The police said that the armed gang had hacked to death Muniyasamy, a functionary of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam, instead of their target, M.S. Pandi, son-in-law of former Corporation zonal chairman, V.K. Gurusamy.

The police said that this murder was also due to the simmering rivalry between Gurusamy of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and another former zonal Chairman of Corporation, Rajapandi, of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Meanwhile, three persons were surrendered in connection with the murder of Muniyasamy at a court in Nilakottai in Dindigul district on Wednesday. The police identified them as R. Kannan, who is the son of Rajapandi, V. Subash Chandra Bose (23) of Pankajam Colony and M. Naveen Nagaraj (23) of Simmakkal.

Judicial Magistrate B. Risana Parveen remanded them to 15 days custody. They were lodged in Madurai prison.

The police said that the ration shop was functioning in the building belonging to Pandi, an advocate. Pandi, who has a small poultry near the ration shop, used to go there every day to feed the fowls.

The police said that Kannan, who had seen Pandi moving near the ration shop, alerted the assailants by identifying Pandi as the one wearing a white shirt near the ration shop on Tuesday morning.

However, since Pandi had gone through a narrow lane into his poultry, the gang mistook Muniyasamy, who was also sporting a white shirt, to be Pandi and hacked him to death.

The city police have planned to take the three surrendered persons into custody for an interrogation.

Over a dozen murders have been reported in the rivalry between the two groups.

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