Five persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of two youth in the district.

According to police sources, Muruganandam(27) and Stalin (22) of Thirumanur, who were last seen leaving on a moped on Deepavali (November 13), did not return home.

Subsequently, police found their bodies buried on the banks of Kollidam river.

Investigation by the Thirumanur police revealed that Deepak (26) of Thirumazhapadi had difference of opinion with Muruganandam and Stalin with respect to getting money from some quarries.

Friends’ help

Deepak is alleged to have murdered both of them with the help of his friends at Thirumazhapadi. The police arrested Edwin (24), Manikandan (25), Ilayaraja (27), Santhoshkumar (29), and Sendhilkumar (34).

They were produced before Gowthaman, Magistrate of Jayankondam, on Sunday, who remanded them to custody for 15 days.

The main accused Deepak is still at large .

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