VANIYAMBADI: Murthi (40), a resident of Kothakottai village near Vaniyambadi, was arrested for the murder of his father’s brother Ammavasai (60), on Thursday.

According to police, Murthi’s father Munswamy died 20 years ago. Ever since Munswamy’s death, Ammavasai and Murthi quarrelled over a land issue and a case was pending in court.

On Thursday, Ammavasai had come to Vaniyambadi to attend a wedding. When he was walking along the crowded CL Road, Murthi hacked him to death.

The Vaniyambadi town police registered a case and arrested Murthi.

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