Chennai: A 39-year-old functionary of the ruling AIADMK was hacked to death by a group of  six men here today.

The victim, S Arumugam, a resident of Barwa Nagar in Teynampet, was at a tea shop when the six men surrounded and hacked him to death, police said.

Arumugam was deputy secretary of the AIADMK in Ward 115 and was a financier by profession, they said.

It is suspected that a quarrel related to a finance deal led to the murder.

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