Stating that K. Jayavel (30) of Gangavalli was allegedly murdered and did not commit suicide, relatives refused to receive the body after autopsy in Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital here on Wednesday.

His body was found hanging at his residence in Mariamman Kovil Street in Thedavur Pudur, near Attur on Tuesday.

Gangavalli police have registered a case of suicide.

But relatives alleged that he was murdered and the body was left to hang from the ceiling of the room.

They wanted the case to be altered as murder and the culprits be arrested.

Police personnel pacified them and later they left with the body.

On Tuesday, they blocked the Perambalur — Salem Road disrupting traffic for over two hours.