Chennai: A 22-year-old newly-married man was murdered on Saturday night in Maduravoyal following a drunken altercation with a friend. He allegedly received over 30 cuts to his body and died at a hospital. Police sources said Arun was involved in fish cleaning work at the Vanagaram fish market. He and his friend Parthiban started work together several years ago but Arun found much more success in the business. He then opened a shop at his house where he started earning higher profits. This had apparently made Parthiban jealous.
On Saturday night, the two, along with other friends, sat down to have a drink. A verbal altercation between the friends resulted in a skirmish. Parthiban then reportedly chased Arun with his fish cleaning knife and sliced him on his head before inflicting a barrage of cuts on his body. Arun succumbed at a local hospital, police said.
It was only last week that Arun’s brother was murdered following an alleged family dispute. When the police tried to reach Parthiban’s house in Sri Lakshmi Nagar to arrest him, a group reportedly assaulted the few police officers who were part of the team. This was followed by a protest by about 60 people outside the Maduravoyal police station who claimed they belonged to a students outfit.
A 22-year-old newly-married man was murdered on Saturday night following a drunken altercation with a friend.
While the agitators were picked up, Parthiban escaped. Police were investigating whether the murder was the result of professional jealousy or if there was any connection between the two murders that occurred in the same family in course of a week.
Teen Held for Rape Bid
Police personnel attached to All Women Police Station in Ambur on Sunday detained a 16-year-old boy for allegedly trying to molest a three-and-half year-old girl. According to police, the father of the girl filed a complaint against their house owner’s son stating that he tried to sexually abuse his daughter earlier on two occasions.
Inspite of previous warnings, the boy allegedly tried to molest the child again on Saturday. Following this, the girl’s father lodged a complaint with the police. Police, who registered a case against the boy, said that they would send him to the Government Juvenile Home in Chennai on Monday.