A few seconds later, two bikes can be seen entering the area and picking up the assailants, before riding away.

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news Crime Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 13:06

In a brazen murder attempt caught on CCTV camera in Chennai's Vyasarpadi neighbourhood, a group of five masked assailants chased down a local history sheeter and reportedly hacked him with swords, leaving him injured.

The incident took place at Samiyar Thottam, and police suspect that the assailants also belong to the same locality.

The injured victim, identified as Harikrishnan, was shifted to the state-run Stanley Hospital.

The video shows Harikrishnan running away from the assailants, as he throws what seems like a phone on the ground. He then disappears from the camera's field of view as the accused follow him.

A few seconds later, two bikes can be seen entering the area and picking up the assailants, before riding away.

PTTV reported that the incident was the fallout of the murder of a history sheeter called Babloo in Andhra Pradesh. Police believe that Babloo’s associates, who may have suspected that Harikrishnan had a hand in the murder, could be the assailants in the case.  

The police said that they are investigating the case and are trying to identify the accused based on the CCTV footage. A case has reportedly been registered at the MKB Nagar Police Station.

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This comes days after three men who were reportedly drunk attacked a Anbalagan, a constable attached to the Poonamallee station, when he was on night duty.

The constable visited the spot after the police received a complaint that drunk men were creating a nuisance near Poonamallee.

“The constable confiscated the bike keys and took photos of the accused on his phone to check if they were previous offenders through the 'face tag’ app that was recently introduced by the state police. The men, however, snatched the constable’s phone, chased him and attacked him with a long knife and escaped the scene," a police officer told reporters.

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