- DMK MP TRV S Ramesh is accused in a murder case
- He attacked a worker accused of stealing about eight kilograms of cashews
- “I will prove the allegations against me are baseless,” the DMK MP said.
DMK MP TRV S Ramesh, who is accused in a labor murder case, surrendered before a court in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu this morning.
State police were looking for lawmakers accused of killing a worker in his cashew unit.
Mr. Ramesh Ramesh surrendered in a court of Panruti in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu.
In a statement, the DMK MP said: “I will prove the allegations against me baseless. I surrender for not giving place to those who blame the good governance of my leader. I am saddened by the slander of some parties against the DMK.”
The CB-CID branch of the Tamil Nadu police was on the lookout for DMK MPs accused of killing Govindaraj, who was working in its cashew processing unit, last month.
The 55-year-old worker was attacked by lawmakers and others in the unit for stealing about eight kilograms of cashews.
1 Gov September Govindaraj was injured and was first brought to the police station by other workers. Police ordered the workers to be taken to hospital, but he was taken to the cashew unit, where he was later found dead.
Over the weekend, police arrested five of his staff for alleged involvement in the crime.
Govindaraj’s son has termed it as a clear case of murder.
The politically powerful PM in the region has demanded a CBI probe. They demanded the immediate arrest of the ruling party MP.
“We have also lodged complaints of extinction and failure by the local police. They should not have been given the responsibility to take him to the hospital. The police should have done it themselves,” a lawyer and spokesperson MK Balu told PMK.
An autopsy was performed in Puducherry. The report has not yet been handed over to the family.
The state DGP Mr. Silendra Babu handed over the case to CB-CID after public outrage.
This is the first high-profile criminal case involving DMK lawmakers since the DMK government took power in May following a clear order.