Madurai: An AIADMK functionary was today hacked to death by a seven-member gang on his way to office from home in the busy Munichalai area, police said.
The deceased, identified as Mayil Murugan (40) was a director of the `Janata Cooperative Society` and 72nd block member of the AIADMK party, they said.
Deputy Commissioner Samanth Rohan Rajendra rushed to the spot and conducted an inquiry.
On Monday, a relative of DMK functionary Gurusamy, Pandi, was murdered near here and three persons surrendered before a Dindigul court in that connection. One of them, Karthick, is a close relative of Mayil Murugan.
Police said today`s murder could be a case to avenge Pandi`s death.