: M. Balamurugan (19), R. Rajapandi (19), P. Abishek Rajan (19), S. Saravanan (19) and K. Ramkumar (19) in Mudukulathur were detained under the Goondas Act by the Ramanathapuram police. They were all accused in the murder of Duraipandi, an auto driver, at Mudukuklathur bus stand on February 20. The Collector ordered their detention. The police also arrested P. Aravind, a minor, in the murder case.

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