A 36-year-old real estate mediator was found murdered near his home in Ullagaram on Tuesday morning. Around 10 a.m., neighbours of G. Murali, found him lying in a pool of blood on Pugazhenthi Street, where he lived. According to the police, he was last seen in the company of his friends Manimaran and Muniappan. The three are reported to have consumed liquor on Monday evening. A search is on for his friends, who are the prime suspects.

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