Chennai: An executive engineer was brutally beaten black and blue for attempting to remove illegal political banners set up on Todd Hunter Road near YMCA ground on Sunday.
According to reports, engineer K Varadarajan was assigned to inspect the complaints received regarding illegal banners put up for MDMk meeting at the ground, TOI reports.
Regional Deputy commissioner had inspected the area and found flags erected in the area. He then asked the executive engineer to carry out further action into the issue.
When Varadarajan reached the spot around 11 am and employed workers, several MDMK workers reached the spot in four cars.
The next moment, nearly 40 people surrounded the engineer and started assaulting him and drag him out of the car, while varadarajan’s driver ran for his life.