Sankararaman murder case: Key accused hacked to death
Chennai: Unidentified men on Thursday hacked to death a key accused in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijendra Saraswathi are the prime accused.
Kathiravan was killed by a suspected 10-member gang near his house at KK Nagar here with sharp-edged weapons, police said, adding the motive for the murder was yet to be ascertained.
Sankararaman, the manager of the Varadarajaperumal Temple at Kancheepuram, was allegedly murdered on its premises on September 03, 2004.
The two seers have been charged under Sections 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) and 302 (murder) of the IPC.
The trial in the case was shifted to Puducherry from Chengalpattu by an order of the Supreme Court on a petition Jayendra had filed before it on October 25, 2005.
A total of 189 witnesses, including Padma, wife of Sankararaman, his son and daughter, have so far been examined in the trial and 81 of them turned hostile.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- China condemns Pakistan over Uri terror attack
- Indian- Americans launch online petition to declare Pakistan 'sponsor of terrorism'
- DNA: Analysis over who is responsible for tense condition of Kashmir after Burhan Wani's death?
- Should Pakistani artists be restricted from working in India?
- EU warns Pakistan of political and economic sanctions over atrocities in Baloch
- Uri attack: Israel ready to help India with cutting-edge technology to secure borders
- India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F-16: Why the French fighter jet is the best choice for dogfight
- All you need to know about Reliance JioFi at Rs 1,999 – use free data till December 31
- If you have guts, send your suicide bombers to Pakistan: Samajwadi Party to MNS' Raj Thackeray
- India's Balochistan push works, European Parliament warns Pakistan of sanctions over atrocities on Balochi people