Ananthakumar is a ganja dealer, who hails from the Bharathipuram area next to Sulur. A dispute arose between Ananthakumar and his kin Vasantha Kumar from Kakkan Nagar, Singanallur over the sale of ganja. In this situation, on the day of the incident, Ananthakumar went to Vasanthakumar’s house and got involved in a dispute.
Following this, Vasanthakumar’s friends went to Ananthakumar’s house with two people including Maheshkumar and inquired about the dispute which ended up in a heated argument. During the clash, Anandanr and his sons Satish Kumar and Saravanan attacked Vasantha Kumar and his friends with weapons including knives.
Vasantha Kumar died on the spot. Maheshkumar was admitted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Following this, the Sulur police registered a case against 8 persons and remanded them in custody. Coimbatore District Superintendent of Police Selva Nagaratnam had recommended to the District Collector to arrest them under the Goondas Act as there are various cases against them. Following that District Collector Nagaraj ordered to book all the 8 accused including Saravanan (23), Satish Kumar (21), Anandan (47), Harikrishnan (24), Prabhu (23), Dinesh (20), Aswin (17) and Srinath (21) under the Goondas Act.
According to the Sulur Police, 8 persons who were booked under the Goondas Act have been given copies of the District Collector’s orders.