Fishing boats on fire following the murder of an angler at Thazhanguda near Cuddalore on Saturday night. Picture: Special Plan.
20 fishing boats, two-wheelers and automobiles were fired by victim’s fans.
The victim was returning on his two-wheeler from Cuddalore to Thazhanguda when a gang waylaid and hacked him to death.
Authorities sources said long-standing competition during the panchayat elections in between families of the present panchayat president and former president Masilamani had actually snowballed into a significant concern.
Superintendent of Cops M. Sree Abhinav and Deputy Inspector General of Cops (Villupuram Range) K. Ejilearassane hurried to the spot and brought the situation under control.