A 38-year-old Hindu Munnani leader was murdered early on Saturday in front of his house at Sankarankoil near here by three unidentified men, triggering tension in the area, police said.
Jeevaraj was a former town secretary of the right wing organisation, they said, adding the incident occurred when he was having a chat with a few others in front of his house. Police said investigation revealed the three persons used chilli powder so Jeevaraj could not escape from there before they attacked him with sickles. He suffered cuts on the head and shoulder and died on the spot.
This is the second murder of Hindu Munnani functionary since last month.
All the four labourers were working in the basement when one portion of it collapsed.