Man hacked to death in Thiruvananthapuram

April 1st, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by admin  

Thiruvananthapuram, April 1 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man was hacked to death with swords by three men here Tuesday morning, the police said. Vishnu, who runs a travel agency in front of the passport office here, was attacked by three youths brandishing swords at around 11 a.m. The 35-year-old died instantly and the assailants, who were wearing helmets, got on to three waiting motorbikes and sped away, a police official said.

City Police Commissioner Revadha Chandrasekhar told reporters that inquiries had begun and that they had obtained a few leads.

Gang rivalry is reported to be the cause of the cold-blooded murder and Vishnu, who allegedly belonged to a criminal gang, had a few cases registered against him.

Police also suspect that it could be a political murder as Vishnu was a supporter of the Communist Party of India-Marxist.

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