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Man Hacked to Death, Severed Head Thrown Near Church in Madurai; Three Held

Last Updated: November 16, 2020, 16:49 IST

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According to police, out of the three held, two are history-sheeters. Officials said previous enmity seems to be the reason for the gruesome murder.

A man was hacked to death and his severed his head was thrown near a Church in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai on Sunday. Police have taken into custody three persons in connection with the daylight murder. The victim has been identified as Muruganandan, a senior police official said.

“We have secured three persons who had planned the murder. We are searching for four more killers. A total of seven accused are there in the case," the police official said.

According to police, out of the three held, two are history-sheeters. Officials said previous enmity seems to be the reason for the gruesome murder.

The police have also seized a car allegedly used by the killers. The car was parked on a road and the killers took a different vehicle to get away.

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On Sunday, Muruganandam and his friend Munusamy were walking on the road in Madurai when the gang surrounded and attacked them.

Munusamy was injured and ran away and was admitted to a government hospital.

On the other hand, Muruganandan died in the attack and the killers severed his head and threw it near a church.

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first published:November 16, 2020, 16:49 IST
last updated:November 16, 2020, 16:49 IST