Cuddalore Member of Parliament (MP) TRVS Ramesh from the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu surrendered before a court, after he was charged with the murder of a 55-year-old labourer working at a cashew nut processing unit on September 19. The deceased, identified as K Govindarasu of Melmampattu village, was working as a labourer at the unit owned by the DMK MP. The CB-CID officials who filed the chargesheet on September 24 had earlier arrested five other accused involved in the crime. Ramesh said that certain political forces were using the FIR against him for personal gain in a way that affected the DMK and that as a member of the party, it caused him pain. He further added, “In order to avoid any further false accusations against my leader, I surrender to the court in connection to the charges against me by the CB-CID. I will prove in court that the accusations against me lack evidence.”
Karnataka man beheaded over inter-faith relationship
Nearly 10 days after the beheaded body of a 24-year-old man was found on a railway track in Karnataka's Belagavi district, the police claimed that the victim was murdered over an inter-faith relationship. At least 10 people, including a right-wing leader, have been arrested for their involvement in the crime, the police said. The right-wing leader, identified as Maharaj Pundaleeka, took money from the girl's family to murder the victim, police officials said. The body was thrown on tracks to mislead the police, they said. The victim, Arbaz, was found on a railway track on September 28, following which a case of unnatural death was registered by railway police. An autopsy of the body revealed that he was murdered and then placed on a railway track.