Coimbatore: In a gruesome incident, a real
estate businessman was hacked to death by a seven-member gang,
in full public view at Ondipudur here on Thursday.
Police said Somu alias Somasundaram, hailing from
Tiruchirapalli, had entered the real estate business four
The assailants, who arrived in a van, attacked him when
he was having tea around 8 am. Though he tried to flee, they
chased and hacked him to death, threw his body into a pit on
the roadside and fled.
The attack was witnessed by some school and college
students and office-goers, they said.
Somu is said to be close to one Mutta Suresh, who was
killed in an encounter two years ago in Tiruchirapalli, police