Police officer said that there is enmity between Jagannathan and Manikanan over real estate dealings.

DMK functionary attacked with sickles shot by gangstersImage for representation/pixabay
news Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 09:32

A DMK functionary was shot and later attacked with sickles by a rival gang in West Saidapet on Monday morning. Police has arrested four men related to the case.

A DMK functionary and businessman, R J Jagannathan was rescued by passersby and yaken to a private corporate hospital on Greams Road in Thousand Lights. He has many criminal cases against him. At 8:30 am, he was crossing Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai when two bullets were fired at him one hit his right arm and other on his chest. He fell from the bike and few men from a car attacked him with sickles and ran away, according to TNIE.

Police officer said that there is enmity between Jagannathan and Manikanan, who is currently in Puzhal prison, over real estate dealings. Last May, Manikanan’s men had had allegedly threw a crude bomb into a building constructed by Jagannathan.

The people who have been arrested are R Vinod, S Hariharan, D Suresh and G Karthik. All are associates of Manikanan.

According to TOI, the CD Mani associates have attacked Jagannathan for five times and last time on May 5, 2015.

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