Tamil Nadu was shocked to know that a man was shot dead by a fellow bus passenger near Sattur in Virudhunagar district on Wednesday.
Police said the government bus was going from Nagercoil to Coimbatore. Karuppsamy boarded the bus at Kovilpatti and took a ticket to Madurai. He was sitting in the rear portion of the bus.
A man who was sitting near Karuppsamy took out a gun and shot him after a brief altercation. The incident happened around 11 am when the bus was nearing Sattur.
The police suspect that previous enmity over a murder reported under Kovilpatti East police station limits could be the motive behind daring crime.
The district police has been put on high alert to nab the fleeing accused.
Police officials, including Virudhunagar district superintendent of police Rajarajan, rushed to the spot. The Sattur police were searching for the murderer.