Kandhili police are investigating the murder of an unidentified man. The man, aged about 25 to 30 years, was found murdered with his throat slit on a small rock on a land behind the Kariampatti Electricity sub-station at nearly 7 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said Village Administrative Officer of Nariyaneri Thirugnanam lodged a complaint at the police station about the murder. The man could have been murdered on Monday night. His face was crushed with stones leaving it disfigured. The culprit had also thrown chilli powder on the man's face. Police said a sniffer dog was pressed into service to survey the land.

A case was registered and investigation was on, they added.