Chennai: The dead body of a 65-year-old DMK functionary was found in a gunny bag inside a house on Grace Garden Third Street in Royapuram. Police have meanwhile detained a couple on Friday and launched a search operation to nab two others for their alleged involvement in the case. The victim identified as S. Chakrapani from Manali ran a few businesses and was a moneylender, said reports. On Friday evening, the residents of Grace Garden Third Street in Royapuram complained of a foul smell emanating from a house and informed the police. Following this, a police team reached the spot and found the body of Chakrapani with multiple injuries in a gunny bag in a room after breaking open the doors of the house, reported The Indian Express. Police said that Chakrapani could have been murdered some four-five days ago. Further investigation revealed the house belonged to M. Wasim Batcha (35) and his wife A. Thameem Banu (40). The couple was living in Manali Pudhu Nagar near Chakrapani’s house and shifted to Royapuram three years ago, said a police officer as reported by The Indian Express. Police said preliminary inquiry revealed that the couple used to borrow money from Chakrapani for interest when they lived in Manali. Chakrapani had developed a relationship with Thameem while she was living in Manali Pudhu Nagar and it continued even after the couple moved to Royapuram.Police is also suspecting the involvement of M Wasim Batcha, brother of Aslam Hussaini, in the murder case. “On Tuesday, Thameem had invited Chakrapani to her house. We suspect Wasim who visited the house with his friend K Dilli Babu (29) found Thameem and Chakrapani in a compromising position and murdered him,” police said as quoted by The Indian Express. Royapuram police have registered a case and sent the body to the Government Stanley Hospital for post-mortem. Police have launched a manhunt to nab Wasim and Dilli Babu, and police have detained Aslam Hussaini and Thameem Banu and interrogating them. Police have not ascertained how the murder took place, the cops are suspecting that the incident might have occurred between 6 pm and 7 pm on Tuesday.