CB-CID police, investigating the recent murder of a Hindu outfit leader, on Tuesday released photographs of five persons with possible link to the killing, saying information on them could lead to cracking the case.
Police said CCTV footage showed the five persons had taken refreshments at a bakery, about 8 km ahead of the murder spot, at around 10 pm, shortly before the killing of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar and their movements appeared suspicious.
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They said any information by public on the five persons could lead to solving the murder case.
On September 22, 36-year-old Sasikumar, district spokesperson of the Hindu Munnani, was returning home in Subramaniam Palayam, on the outskirts of the city on a two-wheeler when four motorbikes-borne unidentified persons chased him and fatally attacked him with sickles around 11.30 pm.
The murder had triggered violent protests in Coimbatore, while several BJP senior leaders had condemned the incident, saying that of late Hindu outfit leaders were being targeted in Tamil Nadu.
The probe in the case was transferred to the Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Department (CB-CID) by the state government on September 28.