Coimbatore: Mohammed Shabir (24) of Varadarajapuram was arrested by the police on Tuesday while his accomplice Marimuthu (27) of the same area surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate Court in connection with the murder of C.R. Gopinathan on October 31.

Mr. Gopinathan (65) a well known connoisseur and patron of music, was found dead on October 31 at his residence in GV Residency. The murder is suspected to be a sequel to have taken place when the culprits’ made an attempt at extorting money from the victim. — Staff Reporter

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