Chennai: In the fourth such incident in the last two months, a lawyer was hacked to death in broad daylight in the city on Wednesday.
45-year-old T Ravi was his way back home after dropping his children at school when he was intercepted by the seven men on bikes. Sensing danger, Ravi abandoned his scooter and ran for his life but he was cornered by them near Ambedkar statue on Sathyamoorthy Nagar Main Road.
They attacked him with sickles and machetes before feeling. Passers-by alerted Ravi's family, who live near to the spot but by the time they arrived he was dead.
Later, his family members and well-wishers staged a dharna at the spot protesting against Ravi's killing.
Ravi had political ambitions and was a 'heavyweight' in the locality.
The police are probing the case from all angles and launched a search for the killers.