Mylapore police say they have arrested six persons including a woman following the murder of two men in Slaterpuram colony, which is located behind the imposing CitiCentre shopping mall in east Mylapore.
The cold blooded murders took place on the night of Feb.10 when a gang whose members reside in the other side of the colony located their victims in their houses and knifed them. One man died on the spot and another in hospital.
Police said that gang rivalry is the cause of their murders.
Gangs thrive in these areas and their members have either been booked for crimes or are known for creating trouble.
Slaterpuram lies on the banks of a local canal and is a slum where huts have given way to bits and pieces houses that survive cheek by jowl here.
This ‘puram’ is located in the more congested part of the Mylapore neighborhood.
Update on this report filed on February 15.
The police have arrested three men on Sunday, February 13 in connection to this murder case. The accused are residents of Mylapore.
It has been reported that a case has been registered under them on Sections 148, 302 and 120B.
Nine more persons had surrendered on Monday, February 14 at the Judicial Magistrate Court in Chengalpattu in connection of this murder case. It has been reported that they were remanded to judicial custody.