Chennai: Seven persons linked with Madras Care Centre, a de-addiction centre in Royapettah, were arrested for beating an inmate to death on Tuesday. The Anna Salai police are also on the lookout to find the owner of the centre who is on the run.
According to a report on Times of India, M Raji, an auto-rickshaw driver of Ambedkar Nagar, was admitted to Madras Care Centre in Chennai since he was addicted to liquor.
A few days ago, Raji was discharged from the centre but he once again took to consuming alcohol. On Monday, Kala (47), wife of Raji, learned that her husband was lying on road after consuming liquor.
Hence, Kala immediately alerted the de-addiction centre which sent a few workers to bring Raji back to the centre.
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However, Raji did not cooperate with the workers and reportedly created a ruckus even after reaching the centre. Angered by his attitude, the workers overpowered and attacked Raji.
In the attack, Raji fell unconscious and rushed to Government Royapettah Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
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Based on the information, Kala gave a police complaint at Anna Salai police station. Later, a probe by police revealed that the seven workers attacked Raji leading to his death.
The seven accused were identified as E Yuvaraj, D Selvamani, K Sathish, E Kesavan, M Saravanan, H Mohan and H Parthasarathy.
However, Karthikeyan, the owner of the de-addiction centre and his wife are on the run.