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Five held in connection with killing of PMK functionary

Press Trust of India  |  Kumbakonam (TN) 

Five people have been arrested in connection with the killing of a PMK functionary near here, police said Thursday.

was allegedly done to death on Tuesday after he questioned some people about religious conversion in the area, they said.

S Nijam Ali, Sarbudeen, Rizwan, and have been arrested in connection with the case, police said.

BJP national H Raja visited Ramalingam's house and consoled the family members.

Meanwhile, the and BJP condemned the incident and alleged that was targeted for resisting religious conversion in the region.

PMK founder S Ramadoss sought constitution of a Special Investigation Team to probe the case, besides seeking financial compensation to the bereaved family from the central and state governments.

said the incident should not be seen as an "isolated" one.

"was killed the next day he prevented religious conversion.. the culprits should be punished," she tweeted.

and former CT Ravi also expressed grief over Ramalingam's death.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 19:30 IST