Chennai: A 37-year-old man was assaulted by a gang of five on Thursday night after he objected to them smoking ganja near his house in Vyasarpadi. The victim, Ramesh, works as a gas cylinder delivery staffer at a firm in MKB Nagar and stayed with his elder sister Kanniyammal. On Thursday morning, Ramesh questioned the quintet after his sister complained to him. He entered into an argument with the group and left the scene warning them. Meanwhile, a police patrol team passed by the area. Seeing the cops, the group fled the scene.
They assumed that Ramesh had informed the police after leaving the area and plotted to assault him. Later in the day, Ramesh was returning home after work when the group rounded him up and started attacking him with a knife and iron rods. Ramesh suffered injuries on his head and neck and was secured by the public who rushed to his rescue. He was admitted to the Government Stanley hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
The group also threatened his sister following which she preferred a complaint with the Vyasarpadi police. A case has been registered and a hunt is on for the group. Police sources identified two of the attackers as Socrates and Amarnath of the same locality. Further investigations are on.