5 held for village panchayat deputy chief's murder

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Tiruchirapalli, Jan 22 (UNI) Police today arrested five people and are looking for two more in connection with the murder of a vice- president of a village panchayat at Tiruppur in Coimbatore District yesterday.

Police said Dasthagar of Nachikurichi Panchayat in this district was fatally attacked by a gang due to enmity.

The deceased, allegedly involved in a murder case, stayed at Tiruppur after being released on conditional bail.

The victim was on his way to a lower court by a two-wheeler when the gang intercepted and attacked him fatally.

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