Sasikumar was hacked to death by unknown assailants on September 22.

Hindu Munnani member murder Coimbatore police release sketch of a person of interest
news Crime Friday, October 14, 2016 - 14:31

The Tamil Nadu Crime Branch-CID, which is investigating the brutal murder of C Sasikumar, who was the Coimbatore media coordinator of Hindu Munnani, has released a sketch of one of the persons of interest in the case.

Sasikumar was hacked to death by unknown assailants on September 22, which led to large-scale violence in the city during his funeral procession. So far, the police have been unable to ascertain the who and why of the murder.

In a press release, the CB-CID stated that a portrait of a person of interest has been developed based on the information of eyewitnesses.

It is not clear if the person is a suspect. The police say they want to establish the identity of the person to gather specific information about the case.

Earlier, the CBCID released images of the suspects from CCTV footage.

A statement released by the Crime Branch CID stated, “A careful analysis of CCTV cameras have revealed the presence of certain persons at Prasanna Lakshmi bakery, V.K.K. Menon Road, Gandhipuram on the day of occurrence at about 10.00 to 10.30 pm. The photograph of those persons taken from CCTV camera is being publicized.”

The Crime Branch also stated that a large number of people have been contacted to gather human intelligence pertaining to this case and technical data was collected from CCTVs installed at various places.

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