Hindu Munnani leader hacked to death

via HK published on December 20, 2006

MADURAI: A Hindu Munnani leader was hacked to death by unidentified persons at Tenkasi in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, triggering tension in the communally sensitive town, police said today.

Kumarapandian (38), president of Hindu Munnani Tenkasi unit, was attacked by the gang late last night while he was returning home at Tenkasi, about 90 km from here, they said.

He was critically injured and died on the way to a hospital, they said.

Kumarapandian used to organise several religious functions, including the ‘Vinayakar Chathurthi’ procession in the town.

On December 6, he had taken the lead to observe “Hindu Awakening Day” in Tenkasi, they said.

Tirunelveli Superintendent of Police Senthamarai Kannan visited the site of the crime to conduct an on-the-spot inquiry.

A large contingent of police has been deployed in the town which was tense following the death.

A Special Team had been formed to nab the culprits, police said.

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