A DMK member was hacked to death allegedly by supporters of an AIADMK functionary in full public view here Thursday.
MS Pandian, in his late 30s, was attacked by the group with sickles on the busy Keezhavali road in the morning.
He was rushed to a hospital where he died without responding to treatment.
He was the nephew of former DMK zonal chairman V K Gurusamy and the attack was allegedly by the supporters of local AIADMK leader.
More details about the incident are awaited.
On Thursday, the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections took place during which 39 seats in Tamil Nadu went to polls.
The constituencies include - Tiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Viluppuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambulur, Cuddalore, Chidamabram, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanniyakumari, Madurai.
There was 72% voter turnout at 5 pm
(With PTI inputs)