Police hacked to death while chasing goat thieves in TN; 4 including 2 minors nabbed

by National | 22-11-2021 | 410 views

Pudukottai: A 50-year-old special sub inspector was allegedly hacked to death by a gang of goat thieves while on hot pursuit to nab them during the small hours of Sunday near here, police said. Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu: A 50-year-old special sub inspector was allegedly hacked to death by a gang of goat thieves while on hot pursuit to nab them during the small hours of Sunday near here, police said.

Four, including two minors aged 17 and 10 were taken into custody by the police over the incident.Four, including two minors aged 17 and 10 were taken into custody by the police over the incident. 

Bhoominathan, who was on night patrol, sighted a gang carrying goats on their two wheeler and pursued the robbers as they did not stop at the police check post. After a long chase, he caught up with two of them in Keeranur police station limits. One of the robbers suddenly drew a sickle and hacked Bhoominathan to death, they said.

The sub inspector chasing the goat thieves on his motorcycle was caught on a CCTV camera in the area. The video of the incident has gone viral in the social media.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister M K Stalin expressed grief over the policeman's death and extended his deep condolences to the bereaved family. The CM also announced Rs 1 crore solatium to the kin besides a government job for one person in the family, an official release said. The body of the special sub inspector, which was kept at the government general hospital in Tiruchirappalli was laid to rest with state honours.

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