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BJP Chief Hacked To Dying In Chennai: Police

As per data, three unidentified individuals got here on a motorcycle to kill him and escaped. (Representational)


Tamil Nadu BJP Central District Chairman of the SC/ST wing, Balachandran, was hacked to loss of life by three unidentified assailants in Chintadripet, a locality in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Tuesday.

Based on sources, Mr Balachandran was supplied with a private safety officer (PSO) by the state authorities as he had suspicions that he was beneath menace. The BJP chief was killed whereas the PSO went for a tea break.

As per data, the three unidentified individuals got here on a motorcycle to kill him and escaped.

“It’s a murder case involving previous enmity (angle). Eyewitnesses have spoken about the incident. We have formed a special team to arrest the accused. I have come here to see if there was a lapse of any sort,” stated Chennai Commissioner of police, Shankar Jiwal on the loss of life of Mr Balachandran.

In the meantime, additional investigation into the case is on. The police officers are going by way of the CCTV footage of the homicide spot.

Tamil Nadu chief of Opposition EK Palaniswami of the AIDMK got here out strongly in opposition to the failure of the state police.

“In 20 days, there are reports of 18 murders. Incidents like this have turned the capital into a murderous city, disrupting law and order and questioning the safety of the people,” wrote Mr Palaniswami on Twitter.

“Don’t know whether Chennai is capital of Tamil Nadu or capital of murder. Is this what DMK’s model of governance is? We’ve lodged a complaint. Police told us that the accused will get arrested within 48 hours, if it’s not done, BJP will protest,” added Karu Nagarajan, BJP vice-president, Chennai.

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