Realtor killed, daughter hurt in gangland public strike
TNN | Jan 10, 2018, 05:38 IST
The assailants set upon Kandhan with sickles at 7.30am, while he was giving his daughter Keerthana, 20, a ride to her college in Adyar on a scooter, on Ellaiyamman Koil Street, barely 500m from their house on Naickmar Street in West Mambalam.
One of the killers attacked Keerthana when she tried to pull him away from her father, investigators quoted witnesses as saying of the slaying, a crime that underscored the impunity with which violent criminals continue to operate in Chennai.
The assailants, who rained lethal blows upon Kandhan, made away only after they were certain that he was dead, leaving a bleeding Keerthana nearby. Investigators suspect a former business associate, Logu, 42, hatched the plot to murder Kandhan.
Gang attacked girl when she tried to defend dad: Police
An investigating officer said, “Two men on a motorcycle, both wearing full-face helmets, and two of their accomplices in an autorickshaw trapped Kandhan shortly after he and his daughter had left home. Ignoring the morning bustle in the locality, they launched a savage attack on the realtor. Passersby were too scared to intervene.”
“Keerthana, a second-year BCom student, tried to defend her father and was injured when a gang member attacked her,” he said. “She is receiving treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital. We spoke with her and asked if she could identify any of the culprits.”
The Kumaran Nagar police registered a case. Investigators gathered security camera footage from buildings near the crime scene and hope to quickly identify the two autorickshaw-borne assailants who, unlike their accomplices on the motorcycle, made no attempt to conceal their identity.
An officer with the Kumaran Nagar police said Kandhan and Logu, the prime suspect, ran a cable business together two years ago. A probe of the 2010 murder of repeat offender ‘Pallu’ Rajendran pointed to the involvement of Kandhan and Logu, who police have detained five times under the Goondas Act, he said. “Kandhan and Logu fell out after a while and Logu started his own business,” the officer said. “Police arrested Logu early last year and a court remanded him in judicial custody but he jumped bail and went into hiding.”
Apolice team convinced Kandhan to reveal Logu’s whereabouts and in July rearrested him from a safe house in Chitlapakkam. “Logu, booked under Goondas Act but released a few months later, vowed to take revenge on Kandhan,” the officer said. “We suspect that he made plans to eliminate Kandhan as soon as he obtained bail again.” Kandhan, who moved to his house in West Mambalam from Kannamapet four years ago, and his wife Bhuvaneshwari have a daughter, Keerthana, and a son, Ramesh.
Real estate agent stabbed to death by relatives
Bengaluru, DHNS: A 48-year-old realtor was stabbed to death reportedly by his relatives over a property dispute in Kothanur on Tuesday night.
The deceased has been identified as K M Nagaraj, a resident of Thippanna Layout.
Around 7.30 pm, the suspects came on a two-wheeler and attacked Nagaraj, who was standing in front of his house. They fatally stabbed him 11 times before they sped away, the police said.
The suspects are Manohar and Harish, who are related to Nagaraj, and Appu, one of Manohar’s friends. They are all in their early 20s.
Nagaraj was shifted to hospital immediately, but died around 11 pm. In his dying declaration, Nagaraj told the police that the attackers were his relatives.
Based on his statement, the police arrested the suspects in the early hours of Wednesday. The police picked them up from a farm house in Nelamangala, tracking their location via their mobile phones.
According to preliminary inquiries, Nagaraj and Manohar are cousins; their mothers are sisters. Nagaraj owned a two-acre plot, which he converted into a residential layout. There was a dispute that he had illegally acquired the land from his father and did not share it with the other members of his family. It is said neither family filed a complaint or approached the court, but they used to frequently quarrel over the property issue.
Nagaraj was employed at a private firm, but recently quit his job to start his own business.
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