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