Two rowdies shot dead in encounter after twin murders

Insight Online News

Chennai, Jan 7 : In a shocking incident two notorious criminals

were shot dead in an encounter with the police within a few hours

after they killed two people by hacking and attacking them with

country bombs in Chengalpet district of Tamil Nadu early this morning.

Police sources told UNI that two history sheeters, Appu Karthi and

Mahesh were killed when a four-member unidentified gang hacked

them and hurled countrymade bombs late last night.

While Appu Karthi was killed near the Chengalpet old bus stand located

in close proximity to the police station, the gang, who came in two-wheelers,

then hacked Mahesh to death a few metres away and fled the scene.

Previous enmity was said to be the reason behind the killings.

Senior police officials rushed to the spot and removed the bodies to the

Chengalpet Government Hospital for post mortem.

As the incident sent shock waves in the locality, Chengalpet Superintendent

of Police Arvind formed special teams to nab the culprits.

After verifying the CCTV footages in the locality, the special teams found that

the gang was hiding in the forest areas of Thirupulivanam near Mamandur,

about five kms from Chengalpet.

A special team headed by Inspector Ravi surrounded them and secured two

people (Madhavan and Ms Jessica) involved in the killing.

When they tried to nab the other two, Deena alias Dinesh and Moideen,

they attacked the police with sickles and hurled country-made bombs in

which two cops were injured.

Police first fired warning shots in the air. As the duo hurled two more bombs

at the police, the special team opened fire in self-defence killing Dinesh and

Moideen on the spot.

Several murder, attempt-to-murder, extortion and criminal cases were pending

against the duo. Their bodies were sifted to Chengalpet Government hospital

for post mortem, where the injured cops were admitted.

The district SP visited the injured cops at the hospital and enquired about their

health condition.

Police were questioning Madhavan and Jessica to ascertain the real motive

behind the killings.


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