59-year-old woman beheaded to take revenge of 2012 murder of Dalit leader Pasupathi Pandian

Wednesday, 22 September 2021 (21:47 IST)
Dindugul: In a shocking incident, a 59-year-old woman was beheaded in an act of revenge killing by an unidentified gang at Chettinayakkanpatti village in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Police suspect that the killing of woman, Nirmala Devi, was a sequel to the murder of Dalit outfit Devendrakula Vellalar Kootamaippu leader, Pasupathi Pandian in 2012.

When Ms Devi was involved in MGNREGS work, the gang, armed with lethal weapons, attacked her and beheaded her and placed the woman's head in front of the slain leader's house at Nanthavanapatti, a few kilometres away from the crime scene.

Senior police officials, including South Zone Inspector General of Police T.S. Anbu rushed to the spot and formed special teams to nab the assailants.

Police pickets were deployed at sensitive areas in the locality as a precautionary measure and to prevent any untoward incident.

Ms. Devi was the fifth accused in the sensational murder of Pasupathi Pandian, who was hacked to death in his house in Dindigul in January 2012. She was charged with helping the assailants by finding them a place to stay in the town.

Even though a local court has been hearing the murder case, till date at least five people have been murdered in this connection on various occasions across the State. (UNI)

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