History-sheeter hacked to death

Kochi, Nov 18 (PTI) A gang leader was hacked to deathallegedly by members of a rival group at Athani near Aluvahere on Sunday night, police said.

Police identified the deceased as Binoy, 34, an accusedin several criminal cases.

Five members of a rival gang have been arrested inconnection with the killing.

A special team headed by Ernakulam Rural S P KKarthik is looking for three others in the case, police said.

Attack on one of them by a member of Binoys gang issaid to be the reason for his killing, they said.

When the gangsters came to know that Binoy wasstanding in front of a hotel, they reached the spot andattacked him.

Police said CCTV footage collected from a nearbybuilding captured the incident.

Visuals aired by local television channels on Mondayshowed Binoy being attacked by three people using sharp-edgedweapons on the highway at around 8 pm on Sunday. PTI TGBBN BN