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Monday, September 18, 2006

Youth arrested on murder charge

he police on Saturday arrested Venkatesh (22) on the charge of murdering Suresh Kumar, a salesman at a private firm, and seriously injuring Abbas Ali (26) at Kovilpatti on Friday night. The Superintendent of Police, John Nicholson, said the accused, who came in a car stopped the van in which Abbas Ali and Suresh Kumar were travelling to Nalatinpudur from Kazhigamalai. In the pretext of asking the tool kit, Venkatesh attacked the duo with a sickle. While Venkatesh died on the spot, Abbas Ali was admitted to Tirunelveli Medical College and Hospital with injuries. The accused took away Rs 25,000 kept inside the car.

Mr. Nicholson said, Babu (29), who was an accused in another murder that took place at Srivaikundam a month ago, too was arrested on Saturday.

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