A man travelling in a government bus bound for Coimbatore was today shot dead by an unidentified gang following an altercation near Sattur in the district.

One of the members of the three-member gang, which

boarded the bus between Nagercoil and Tirunelveli, got up and opened fire at the man, identified as Karuppusamy, killing him on the spot, police said.The man was aged around 25.
When the co-passengers raised an alarm, the gang members jumped out of the bus and escaped, police said adding, a case has been registered and a special team was formed to nab the culprits.