Man murdered

MADURAI: One person was murdered in K. Pudur on Thursday. P. Murugesan (26) of DRO Colony had gone to consume liquor in a IMFL outlet along with his friends. After they came out of the shop, an argument ensued which led to a scuffle at Dhobi Colony. Three persons assaulted Murugesan and smashed a boulder on his head killing him on the spot.

Court gives nod

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has permitted a remanded councillor, Raja S. Srinivasan, to participate in elections to standing committees of the local body. On a writ petition moved by his wife, Justice R. Sudhakar directed the Prison Superintendent to allow him to participate in the elections scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The petitioner alleged that a cheating case was foisted against her husband, belonging to the AIADMK, in order to prevent him from contesting in the elections. Staff Reporter