Ganesan (24) and Raja (23) were returning home in a car after appearing in a court here in connection with the murder trial when they were fatally attacked near Pudupandiyapuram bus stop, about 20 km from here, around noon, they said.
A group of unidentified persons who came in a lorry intercepted the victims' car, hacked them two death using sharp edged weapons and escaped in their vehicle, police said addding investigations were on.
Top police officials visited the spot as the murder sent shock waves in the locality.
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