Madhurai: Unknown assailants murdered N Suresh Babu, also known as ‘Pottu Suresh’ on Thursday evening in Madhurai. A former strongman of Union Minister and DMK leader MK Alagiri, he was attacked near his home in Satyasai Nagar at around 7.45 pm.
N Suresh was arrested recently under the Goondas Act, as part of the CM Jayalalithaa's crackdown soon after she came to power. He was accused of land grabbing. However Suresh was released from prison after six months when the courts ruled in his favour.
MK Alagri had already distanced himself from his former aide, although it is believed he was still part of Alagri's inner circle.
Police, who have formed special squads for the investigation of the case, are still unsure as to who the attackers were or the motive behind the crime.