Karur: The death of Sadiq Batcha, an aide of former telecom minister A Raja, has come back into focus after a man from nearby Ariyalur alleged that he was murdered and it was not a case of suicide.
Latching on to the man's claim, MDMK chief Vaiko today alleged that a top police official had a hand in closing the 'murder' of Sadiq Batcha as a case of suicide to shield the culprits.
Mr Vaiko's allegation came a day after one K Prabhakaran, the man from Ariyalur, hometown of Mr Raja, claimed at the Tiruchirapalli Press Club yesterday that he and two others had murdered Mr Batcha in 2011.
The 24-year old man, who made the claim, said Mr Batcha was murdered after he gave CBI "vital information" that went against Mr Raja in the 2G case.
Maintaining that Mr Raja had no role in the "murder", he also claimed that he had given this information to Mr Vaiko, who had assured him that he would rake up the issue after the elections.