Two rowdies shot dead in encounter near Chengalpet

Two notorious criminals were shot dead in an encounter with the police within a few hours after they killed two people by hacking and attacking them with country bombs in Chengalpet district early this morning.

Sources said that two history sheeters, Appu Karthi and Mahesh were killed when a four-member unidentified gang hacked them and hurled countrymade bombs late last night. While Appu Karthi was killed near the Chengalpet old bus stand located in close proximity to the police station, the gang, who came in two-wheelers, then hacked Mahesh to death a few metres away and fled the scene. Previous enmity was said to be the reason behind the killings.