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Updated: August 13, 2013 08:36 IST

Man hacked to death by friend in Kodambakkam

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Prabhu (above) and his friend Siva turned against each other when both began to develop feelings for the same girl. Photo: Special Arrangement
Prabhu (above) and his friend Siva turned against each other when both began to develop feelings for the same girl. Photo: Special Arrangement

A 24-year-old man was hacked to death near his house in Kodambakkam on Sunday night. The police suspect rivalry over a love affair.

According to the police, Prabhu alias Prabhakaran (24), a resident of Eighth Street, Kamarajapuram Colony, Kodambakkam, worked for a fancy store in the same locality. After work, he usually spent time with his friends Vignesh alias Vicky and Raju.

A few months ago, he befriended 24-year-old Siva but their relationship soured when both of them began to develop feelings for the same girl.

“Both of them tried various methods to attract her attention and this resulted in constant fights between the duo,” said a police officer.

On Sunday night, Prabhu and Vicky were eating food packed from their favourite hangout in Kamarajapuram Colony First Street when the attack took place.

“I was just about to join Prabhu and Vicky after parking my bike nearby when all of a sudden Prabhu yelled my name. The next minute, I heard them both screaming,” said Raju, who is the main witness to the crime.

When Raju rushed to his friends, he found them lying with cut injuries on their necks and faces. “Siva and another person who came on a bike attacked Prabhu with some sharp weapon. When Vicky tried to intervene, he too sustained injures. They fled after the attack,” said Raju.

The streets in the colony are usually bustling with people. “It being a Sunday, many were away visiting family and friends, probably why the attack could not be prevented,” said a resident of the locality.

The police have registered a case and are on the lookout for the suspects. “We have formed three teams to nab the suspects,” said D. Gowthaman, Kodambakkam inspector.

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prabhakaran was my school mate...i felt very bad after hearing this a friend can do this for a girl...its ridiculous...i dont know what to say....find that gang soon and give him maximum punishment whatever in the judiciary...

from:  parameshwar
Posted on: Aug 14, 2013 at 08:56 IST

What a tragedy ! While Siva and his friends are no better than hard core criminals, I would blame the cinema culture and the obsession with love stories and casual use of violence as a way to solve issues that occupies most of our movies and TV serials.

from:  jagadisan Shivakumar
Posted on: Aug 13, 2013 at 05:54 IST
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