VELLORE: Prime accused Tirupathy, who allegedly attempted to bury Village Assistant S Rajendran alive on the Kottaru Riverbed near Tirupattur, has surrendered before the V Metropolitan Magistrate in Egmore, Chennai, along with an accomplice, on Tuesday. The Vellore Police is likely to file for the duoâ€™s custody in the court on Wednesday.
Police said that Tirupathy, of Annasagaram village, and his associate Govindaraj, of the same village, surrendered before the V Metropolitan Magistrate in Egmore around 5.30 pm.
â€śFearing arrest, the duo surrendered before the court,â€ť said a senior police officer here.
Vellore police was continuing its search for three others in the case. On Monday, 19-year-old Sekar was arrested in connection with the case.
Tirupathy, a notorious sand smuggler, and five others had roughed up the VA and attempted to bury him alive in a five-foot-deep pit on Kottaru River bed, 12 km from Tirupattur. He was rescued by the villagers of Jayapuram after a little girl alerted them.
Tirupathy was elusive since Saturday after the police registered a case against him and five others under sections 147, 148, 294 (b), 506 (II), 353 and 307 of IPC and 3 (1) (A) of SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.