On Tuesday, May 24, three miscreants stabbed to death a BJP SC/ST leader in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. An unknown group murdered Balachandar (30) in Chintadripet. Balachandar was the BJP’s SC/ST leader in Central Chennai. After receiving death threats, he was assigned a Personal Security Officer (PSO) to protect him.
Balachandar was sipping tea with his PSO while talking to a few people on Saminayakan Street. At the same moment, three men approached him and savagely hacked him to death. The group leaped into two four-wheelers and fled the area before Balakrishnan, Balachandar’s PSO could return.
The assassination of yet another BJP official has raised severe worries about the law and order situation in the city. Two terrible killings occurred in the city on May 18, both of which were seen on CCTV. The opposition leader, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, also blasted the law and order situation, claiming that Chennai has turned into a “murder metropolis,” with 18 deaths in the past 20 days.