A local court on Friday sentenced two brothers to life imprisonment for their involvement in a murder case.

Quarrel

According to the prosecution, M. Gopalakrishnan (29) and his brother Mathankumar (28), both residents of Karungalpalayam, reportedly entered into a quarrel with A. Poyyamani (28), a resident of the same area, following a dispute between them in August this year.

In the height of the argument, the brothers allegedly stabbed Poyyamani to death. The incident took place when Poyyamani visited the brothers at their home.

Assaulted

The duo also assaulted J. Nizamuddin, who accompanied Poyyamani to the brothers' home.

Nizamuddin sustained injuries and was admitted to Erode government hospital.

Karungalpalayam police registered a case and arrested the two brothers. After hearing the arguments, Principal District Judge N. Sathishkumar sentenced Gopalakrishnan and Mathankumar to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs. 5,000 each.

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