The Indian Express newspaper reveled the connection between Alagiri and the death. The piece of news that could become fuel to the Opposition, has not been taken up by the media in a big way yet. Murugesan, aged 51 was a former driver of a District Collector and unverified sources have claimed that he had served Alagiri for a while as well.
His body was recovered from a water body and appeared to have burnt before being dumped there. The note that accused Alagiri also contained names of other officials, according to unnamed sources that divulged the details to the Indian Express.
The police officials are waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain the exact cause of death. They are also looking into the handwriting and its authenticity. There are also suspicions that Murugesan had trouble within the family which could have pushed him into taking his life. The officials are still uncertain if this is a case of suicide or murder.
The news will definitely raise a few eyebrows and has all the potential to prove catastrophic to the party in the wake of the Assembly Polls 2011. DMK has already suffered a big dent in their image after A Raja was involved in the biggest scam India has seen and with the death of Sadiq Batcha who was believed to know too much on the 2G scam. There were also allegations on DMK's murderous political moves as alleged by AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa and Janta Party Chief Subramanian Swamy.