Six arrested for hacking a man to death in Chennai

Chennai: The city police arrested six persons for hacking a man to death at Valsaravakkam, last night.

According to the police, six men on five motorcycles intercepted a man identified as Naidu alias Venkatesh (25).

Venkatesh was speaking to his friend Balachandran on the roadside when the gang rained blows and hacked them with sharp knives.

Venkatesh died on the spot and his body was sent to Government Kilpauk Hospital. Balachandran is still undergoing treatment.

Police arrested Prabhakaran, Manikandan, Shankar, Panapandi, Muralikrishnan and Divakaran from a hideout in Tindivanam. Police said the gang was jealous of Venkatesh’s influence in the area and had a fight one-and-a-half-years-ago.

NT Bureau