Tamil Nadu BSP Chief K Armstrong Murder: Party Supremo Mayawati Leaves For Chennai To Pay Tribute To Slain Leader

Tamil Nadu BSP Chief K Armstrong Murder: Party Supremo Mayawati Leaves For Chennai To Pay Tribute To Slain Leader

BSP's National Coordinator Akash Anand also travelled to Chennai earlier today to honour the slain party leader.

ANIUpdated: Sunday, July 07, 2024, 09:19 AM IST
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati | PTI

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati left her residence in Delhi on Sunday morning to travel to Chennai.

She will pay her respects to the party's Tamil Nadu Chief, K. Armstrong, who was brutally murdered by unidentified assailants near his residence in Perambur, Chennai.

BSP's National Coordinator Akash Anand also travelled to Chennai earlier today to honour the slain party leader.

8 Suspects Apprehended

Greater Chennai Police Commissioner Sandeep Rai Rathore announced on Saturday that eight suspects have been apprehended in connection with Armstrong's murder.

"Eight people have been apprehended who we suspect to be involved in this crime. They are being questioned. Armstrong's post-mortem has been conducted," Rathore stated. He assured that the situation in Chennai remains normal and emphasized their commitment to solving the case, promising to investigate all angles and bring all culprits to justice.

BSP Chief Mayawati Condemns The Brutal Murder

Earlier, BSP Chief Mayawati demanded the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government to "punish the guilty." She condemned the murder, describing it as "highly deplorable and condemnable." Mayawati highlighted Armstrong's role as a strong Dalit voice in Tamil Nadu, urging the state government to take swift action.

Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Grief Over The Incident

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin expressed his grief over the incident, terming it "deeply saddening."

CM Stalin assured that the police have been directed to expedite the investigation and ensure that the culprits are brought to justice. He conveyed his condolences to Armstrong's family, friends, and party members on 'X,' acknowledging the shock and sadness caused by the assassination.

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