Madurai: Murder accused killed at government hospital by four men with swords

Sneha Shah | Jun 9, 2020 16:35

In a shocking case, a murder accused, who was undergoing treatment at Rajaji Government Hospital in Madurai, was brutally murdered by a gang of four men on June 8 morning.

According to the police, the four unidentified men, barged into the hospital in Mathichiyam town near Madurai, with swords and sickles, locked the door from inside and brutally killed him.

The victim, Murugan (40), who hailed from Kurumbalai near Anna Nagar, was accused in the murder of 27-year-old Patta S Rajasekar on the Vaigai river bed in 2019. He was allegedly working for someone and had left the city after that incident. Murugan had returned back to the city recently after he fell sick.

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Police said that the incident took place at around 5:30 am inside the accident ward when the victim’s wife had stepped out to bring tea. When she returned, she found her husband murdered.

Murugan was admitted to the hospital on June 5 after an accident and had a broken arm and a stroke. Police officials said that they suspected the murder to be a case of revenge killing as Murugan already had a criminal record. It has been clarified that the crime did not occur in the COVID-19 ward of the hospital.

The Police is analysing CCTV footage and questioning the suspects to know more about the attackers. An FIR has been registered against the accused under sections 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (Every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 449 (House-trespass in order to commit offence punishable with death) and 302 (Murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).