Arumugam, who ran a financial company, was hacked to death in broad daylight in the Aminjikarai area of Chennai by four men on motorbikes. Police say he has six different cases pending against him and suspect he may have been killed by someone he wronged.
Chennai Police said Arumugam was murdered in Aminjikarai on his way to his office. (Representative image)
A 36-year-old man from Chennai, who had 6 different cases pending against him, was axed to death by four unidentified men on Wednesday May 18. The victim, identified as S Arumugam from Chetpet, ran a financial company.
Police said Arumugam was murdered in the Aminjikarai area of Chennai while on his way to his office with another worker, Ramesh. Police added that Arumugam had six different cases pending against him, including the murder, assault and harassment of a woman.
“Arumugam was arrested years ago for sexually harassing a woman at knifepoint in front of her husband,” a senior police officer said. Police suspect he could have been killed by someone he had wronged.
“At around 1:30 p.m., four men on two bicycles intercepted Arumugam near Pulla Avenue and hacked it with machetes even as vehicles passed by,” police said, adding, “The gang spared Ramesh, who then recovered the bike and escaped”.
Police rushed Arumugam to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital, but he died unresponsive to treatment, reported The New Indian Express.
Chennai Police have registered a murder case and have started an investigation to identify and apprehend the suspect.
Arumugam, a 36-year-old man from Chetpet, Chennai, was hacked to death in broad daylight by a gang of four men on two bicycles. The incident happened in the Aminjikarai area of Chennai on Wednesday.