Press Esc to close
Friday 25 July 2014
News updated at 11:07 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.5°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Brothers involved in 2006 murder case caught in Chennai

Bangalore:Feb 11, 2013 DHNS

Six years after the grisly murder of rowdy Palani Kumar, Vivek Nagar police have finally arrested two of the prime suspects allegedly involved in the February 17, 2006, murder.

Palani, a notorious rowdy from Vivek Nagar, was recovering in Hosmat Hospital after a road accident, when a gang of 30 men barged into his hospital room and hacked him to death. Three of Palani’s associates, who were in the room, were also attacked, but they survived.

The police arrested many of the accused, including prime suspect, Gunashekhar alias Guna, 42. Another suspect, Gunashekhar’s younger brother, Rajan alias Rajendra Prasad, 32, of Krishnappa Garden, was absconding. Gunashekhar absconded after he was released on bail.


Police team

The arrests were made after police received information that the brothers were living in Chennai. A special team, headed by Mallikarjun, Inspector of Police, Vivek Nagar police station, was responsible for the arrest.

According to police, Rajendra Prasad fled to Chennai soon after Palani’s murder. Using false identification and documents, he passed himself off as a homeless victim of the 2004 tsunami.

Through these claims, he was provided with rehabilitation housing on Old Mahabalipuram Road, Kannagi Nagar, Chennai, where a colony for tsunami survivors had come up. Police said Gunashekhar joined him at the colony after being released on bail. “The two brothers lived in separate houses in the colony,” police said.

They never returned to Bangalore or contacted their associates, police said. Gunashekhar lived alone and Prasad married a girl he had fallen in love in the colony.
“The brothers worked as construction labourers in Chennai and the girl’s family did not know about their past,” police said.

A total of 13 cases, including three cases of murder and four of attempted murder are pending against Gunashekhar. Rajendra has a total of nine cases pending against him, including the Palani murder case.

In February 2012, 17 of the accused in the Palani murder case were acquitted.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Actor Akshay Kumar at an event in Gurgaon...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Owner of Jaipur Pink Panther Kabaddi Team Abhishek Bachchan during a promotional event...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

Sand sculpture with a message “Stop War” at Puri beach of Odisha...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

A villager on his way to collect drinking water wades through flood waters carrying a vessel...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Muslims burn a flag of Israel as they protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, after friday...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Army jawans lighting lamps at 'Kargil war Wall Memorial' to pay tribute during the celebrations...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Ancient passage stairs found during the underground Jaipur Metro train work at Choti Chopad...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

Gold Medalist India's Abhinav Bindra, Silver Medalist Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

A Malaysia Airlines crew member places a flower next to candles forming the letters MH17...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Boats head out to the mouth of St. Johns River at dawn during the start of the Greater...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523