Tuticorin, Apr 26 (UNI) A leader of Akhila India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (ASMK), launched by Tamil actor R Sarath Kumar, was brutally murdered by an unidentified gang at Srivaikuntam, here today.
Police said the deceased Suyambulingam (37), Union Secretary of the party's Srivaikuntam unit, was involved in several cases, including murder and attempt to murder.
He was waylaid by a four-member gang and attacked with sickles.
He died on the spot.
Senior police officials rushed to the spot and removed the body to the Government Hospital here for post mortem.
Meanwhile, tension prevailed in Srivaikundam after the murder.
Police pickets were posted to prevent any untoward incidents.
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