Verdict on July 13 in former TN CM MGR kin's murder case

Chennai, Jul 6: Eight years after AIADMK founder and former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran's foster son-in-law Vijayan was murdered here, the Principal Sessions Court will pronounce its judgement on July 13 in the case, court officials said.

Legendary late CM MGR’s foster son-in-law K Vijayan (53), alias Vijayakumar, was murdered here on 4 June, 2008. A preliminary probe by police had indicated a dispute over control of properties bestowed by MGR to his family as the motive behind the crime.

MGR kin's murder: Verdict on July 13

In 2008, CB-CID, which probed the case, had said that the murder was allegedly masterminded by a police constable at the behest of N Banu who was also a close relative of the victim. Banu had a running feud with her brother Raja (also known as Dilipan and Ramachandran) over control of one of the schools run by the family and her sibiling had filed a case in a court in this regard.

She had suspected Vijayan to be the brain behind her brother who was working against her interest. She allegedly decided to do away with Vijayan and conspired with a constable Karuna. She had allegedly paid him Rs four lakh to murder Vijayan. Karuna had allegedly hired five men to murder Vijayan.

While two followed Vijayan's car in a motorcycle, others toed the victim in another car. The assailants in the car hit Vijayan's vehicle twice and when he got down to question them and the other two hit him with an iron pipe, killing him.


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