Thirunavukkarasar’s confidant found dead

A confidant of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee leader Su. Thirunavukkarasar was found dead in his house in Pudukottai town on Saturday. The body of P. Sugumar, 51, was found in a partially decomposed state.

Police sources said Sugumar had attended a Congress party function on July 13 in the town and returned to his house in the afternoon. He had gone to sleep after having his lunch. Since then, he did not respond to the calls made by the Congress cadre.

Neighbours alerted the police after a foul smell started emanating from the house that was not bolted from inside. Police personnel found Sugumar lying dead on the bed..

Sugumar was alone as his family was away at that time. The body was shifted to the Pudukottai Medical College Hospital Government where the post mortem was conducted on Sunday.

Police sources said there was no external injury on the body.

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