PERAMBALUR: The Ariyalur district unit secretary of the Pattali Makkal Katchi, A. Vythialingam (35), his brother Illavarasan and their four associates were sentenced to life in a murder case by the court of the Principal District and Sessions Judge on Monday.

Of the 11 accused in the murder of Venkatesan of Periyathathur in Andimadam police limits during February 2004, the court released five others. — Staff Reporter

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