Tirunelveli Police open fire on history-sheeter, four others in Tamil Nadu’s Erode

According to the police, history-sheeter Sivasubramani and the others were involved in a murder that took place at Kalakad.


Published Jan 05, 2024 | 12:18 PMUpdatedJan 05, 2024 | 12:18 PM

Police encounters have steadily risen in Tamil Nadu during the DMK rule.

The Tirunelveli police opened fire on a history-sheeter involved in 18 criminal cases and four others on Friday morning, 5 January, at Perundurai in this district. The accused escaped unhurt and a search is on to nab them, the police said.

According to the police, history-sheeter Sivasubramani and four others were involved in a murder that took place recently at Kalakad in Tirunelveli district.

Based on information that the accused were hiding in a house at Kullampalayam in Erode district, a police team from Tirunelveli, led by a sub-inspector, went to arrest them.

It was alleged that on seeing the police, one of the accused attempted to attack the police officer. As a precautionary measure, the sub-inspector shot at them, but all the five escaped, the police said.

The Perundurai police recorded the incident and are investigating.

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Previous 11 encounters under DMK

So far, 11 history-sheeters have been killed in police encounters and more than a dozen have sustained injuries in police firings under the DMK regime in Tamil Nadu.

Murtaza Sheikh from Jharkhand was gunned down by the Kancheepuram police at Sriperumbudur on 11 October 2021.

A 39-year-old history-sheeter, V Durai Murugan of the Kootampuli village in Thoothukudi district, was shot dead in a police encounter on 15 October 2021. He had 19 cases — which included seven murder charges — against him.

Deena alias Dinesh and Biscuit alias Mohammed Moideen was shot dead by the Chengalpattu police near Palar at Irunkundrampalli on 1 January 2022.

A special team of the Dindigul police gunned down “Neeravi” Murugan near Kalakkad in the Tirunelveli district on 16 March 2022. He had been facing more than 60 criminal cases across Tamil Nadu.

Chota Vinod and Ramesh — two alleged rowdies from the Chengalpattu district — were killed in a police encounter on 1 August 2023. The police opened fire when they allegedly attacked the cops with weapons during a routine vehicle inspection at Guduvanchery near Chennai.

Vishwanathan alias “Kulla” Vishwa, an A-plus rowdy, was gunned down near Kancheepuram on 16 September 2023, by a special team of the Chennai City Police.

On 12 October 2023, history-sheeters Muthu Saravanan and “Sunday” Sathish were killed in a police encounter at Padiyanallur near Chennai.

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(With PTI inputs)