MGR relative’s murder close to being solved: police


Chennai : The mystery behind the murder of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister M.G. Ramachandran’s relative K. Vijayan was about to be solved, a police official said here Friday.

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“We are on the verge of solving the murder following questioning of four people cited by the victim’s widow,” city Police Commissioner R. Sekar told IANS Friday.

Vijayan was beaten to death Thursday in Turnbulls Road, a posh southern suburb here, by unidentified persons using iron rods after an altercation with the occupants of a car that tailed him. As life ebbed out of Vijayan, the car sped away, his friend and computer operator S. Senthil told the police.

He was pronounced dead on being taken to the Apollo Hospital here.

V. Sudha, Vijayan’s wife, alleged wrongdoing by her brother-in-law K. Rajendran over a property dispute. After some enquiries, Rajendran, his wife R. Latha and son R. Kumar were picked up for questioning, police sources said.

Vijayan was carrying on a campaign against Rajendran, the main executor of the will of MGR.

MGR’s widow Janaki Ramachandran had left behind a huge property worth around Rs.150-200 million. MGR had no children and willed his property to his wife, who in turn left it to a trust to be handled by MGR’s lawyer N.C. Raghavachari. After the lawyer died, he willed that it would be executed by Rajendran, another nephew of Janaki.