Chennai: Rowdy out on bail threatens residents, cop and escapes – Times of India

Chennai News

CHENNAI: High drama unfolded near Valluvar Kottam in Nungambakkam early on Sunday when a murder case accused, who was out on bail, began to threaten members of the public with a broken beer bottle.
Though a policeman managed to reach the scene, the rowdy escaped after threatening him with the same weapon.
Police later identified him as Murugan, 24, one of the accused in the murder of history sheeter Mylapore Shivakumar. Murugan is involved in several attempt-to-murder cases, besides assault and robbery cases.
After a passerby alerted the police control room about a man creating nuisance and threatening people, Nungambakkam police sent a patrol vehicle to the spot. Head constable Dinesh, who found him drunk, saw him holding a broken beer bottle.
Murugan’s threats were peppered with expletives as he was seen confronting both men and women, demanding money. While some of them ignored him, a few women ran away in fear of being confronted by him.
Witnesses later told police that even though Murugan saw the head constable in uniform, he continued to threaten people and demand money from them. When the constable confronted him, he turned towards him and issued him a terse warning not to interfere, before moving away. Since the man was holding a sharp weapon and tried to attack him, the head constable moved away. Murugan then escaped from the scene but issued life threats to the cop, asking him not to follow him. A hunt is on.