Six arrested in connection with death of man in Apr 25 clash

Six persons have been arrested by Crime Branch CID of Tamil Nadu Police in connection with the death of a man in the April 25 clash between PMK cadres and villagers near Marakkanam in Kancheepuram district.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2013, 14:44 PM IST

Chennai: Six persons have been arrested by Crime Branch CID of Tamil Nadu Police in connection with the death of a man in the April 25 clash between PMK cadres and villagers near Marakkanam in Kancheepuram district.

The arrested have been remanded and a charge sheet filed in the court yesterday, a police statement said.

A man from Venman Kondan village of Ariyalur district was killed in a clash between villagers of Kancheepuram district and PMK cadres, who were on their way to a function at Mamallapuram on April 25 this year, it said.

Though a case of death due to rash and negligence act was registered initially by police, it was later altered as a murder case and the probe transferred to the CB-CID.

"CB CID investigating officers examined more than 100 witnesses and used forensic techniques in investigation of the case," it added.

The April 25 incident led to large-scale violence in the northern districts of Tamil Nadu, resulting in damage to public properties.

PTI