Balakrishnan (51) of Sowripalayam was found dead with injuries on the head suspected to have been caused after he was hit by a stone.
Police have arrested Jayaprakash of Mettur in this connection.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Balakrishnan, who went to an area nearby for plumbing work, was hit with a stone causing his death.
Police suspected Jayaprakash of Mettur to be behind the death.
Police suspect the accused to have hit the victim in a fit of rage because the victim questioned the absconding accused for consuming liquor in the open. Further investigations are on.