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Five surrendered in connection to AIADMK councillor’s murder

Chennai, June 29 (): Five persons who were found guilty in a murder of a AIADMK woman councillor and her husband in Virudhunagar, surrendered on Thursday in the judicial magistrate court of Tirunelveli.

Police said that the five persons who surrendered were from Pullakottai in Virudhunagar district. All the five assembled together on Thursday afternoon before surrendering in the judicial magistrate court 4 in Tirunelveli.

The murders confessed before the magistrate that they were involved in committing the crime of double murder. Justice Palpandi while directing to keep them for fifteen days under judicial custody sent them to the central prison in Palayamkottai.

The victim Thangapandiammal (45), who was an AIADMK woman councillor along with her husband SR Nagaraj (52), were put to death by some unidentified groups on Wednesday evening and escaped in a car. The couple who were residing at Mela Theru in the town limits were riding on a motorbike when the incident took place, said the police.

The woman councilor’s brother Vikraman lodged a complaint by declaring that he suspected three sons of Mariappan of Mela Ratha street who were also believed to be involved in the murder as they had previous enmity with Thangapandiammal.

The police said that they were left helpless as the killers failed to leave even a small bit of clue after committing the crime. Above all, there was no eyewitness and the motivation behind the crime was also not known, said a senior police officer.

However one of the accused M Ayyappan (42) has surrendered himself on Thursday. The police are looking for the other two. It was also believed that a few years back S R Nagaraj was involved in the murder of a family member of Ayyappan, which started the rivalry between the two groups, said the police.

The police are on a massive search for all the three accused after filing a case against them. A team of special police left to Tirunelveli as well as Tuticorin districts in search of the accused who might have possibly found a hiding place in the districts, said the police.