Released life convict hacked to death

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A life convict who was released from the prison recently was hacked to death by a gang at Ezhil Nagar here on Saturday.

Police said that Murugan (43) of Nehru Nagar in Korukkupet was going home for lunch when a gang waylaid and attacked him near the Manali National Highway.

The victim suffered multiple cut injuries and died on the spot. The body was shifted to the Stanley Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem.

Murugan who was lodged in the Vellore central prison in connection with a theft case picked a quarrel with an inmate there and murdered him. He was awarded a life sentence in that case, the sources said.

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