CM Stalin calls BSP leader's murder 'deeply saddening,' orders swift justice


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has called the murder of Tamil Nadu's Bahujan Samaj Party leader Armstrong "deeply saddening."

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 6 (HBTV): A day after the Tamil Nadu chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was hacked to death by a group of unidentified men near his residence in Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday expressed grief over the incident, terming it "deeply saddening." 

Stalin said the police have been ordered to conduct investigations expeditiously and bring the culprits to justice as per the law. 

Stalin wrote on X, "Bahujan Samaj Party State President Mr. Armstrong's assassination is shocking and deeply saddening. The police arrested those involved in the murder overnight."

"I would like to convey my deepest condolences to all of Armstrong's party members, family, relatives, and friends who are bereaved, and I have ordered the police officers to conduct the case expeditiously and bring the culprits to justice as per the law," he added. 

Chennai police have secured eight suspects so far and formed a special team to investigate the murder of the BSP leader.   

The BSP’s chief Mayawati has condemned the gruesome killing of the party's Tamil Nadu president, and has asked the state government to "punish the guilty."    

(ANI) This is a syndicated news feed. HBTV has edited it for clarity.