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NIA investigates Ramalingam murder

A team of sleuths from National Investigation Agency on Thursday conducted an inquiry with Thiruvidaimaruthur police and others in connection with the recent murder of PMK member Ramalingam.

The NIA team collected the details with respect to the murder available with Thiruvidaimaruthur police and were expected to interrogate the complainant and others in the next few days.

Ramalingam, 45, was murdered by a gang on the night of February 5 at Thirubhuvanam. Thiruvidaimaruthur police, who registered a case, arrested 10 persons in connection with the incident and seized a car allegedly used by the assailants.

The PMK functionary was intercepted by a car-borne gang on Muslim Street at Thirubhuvanam around midnight and was attacked with lethal weapons resulting in deep cut injuries.

Subsequently, he was rushed to the Government District Headquarters Hospital, Kumbakonam, from where he was referred to the Government Medical College Hospital, Thanjavur.

He was declared dead on arrival at the GMCH.

Source: thehindu.com

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