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Tamil Nadu BSP leader hacked to death by 6 bike-borne men in Chennai
In image BSP leader Armstrong/ courtesy: X

Tamil Nadu BSP leader hacked to death by 6 bike-borne men in Chennai

| @@indiablooms | 06 Jul 2024, 12:35 am

Chennai/IBNS: Bahujan Samaj Party's Tamil Nadu chief Armstrong was hacked to death by six bike-borne men near his house in Chennai on Friday.

The six men attacked Armstrong when he was having a discussion with a few party functionaries near his house in the city's Sembium area and then fled.

The family rushed him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Police suspect it could be a revenge murder, linked to the killing of a gangster, Arcot Suresh, last year.

A senior police officer told NDTV, "We are conducting an investigation. The murder seems to be linked to an earlier killing."

Some reports said the attackers posed as food delivery agents, but police are yet to confirm this.

The Sembium inspector of police has been tasked with cracking the case.

The opposition has hit out at the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu and said the killing is evidence of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

Leader of Opposition Edappadi Palaniswamy said, "What do I say when the state chief of a national party is murdered? Law and order is shameful. There is no fear of law or the police".

A lawyer by profession, Armstrong was elected to the Chennai Corporation Council in 2006.

He shot to fame after he organised a mega rally in Chennai two years ago and invited BSP chief Mayawati.

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