Police arrested two more persons in connection with the murder of 19-year-old Satheeshkumar of Seeranaickenpalayam following a clash over New Year festivities. Police have already arrested three persons in connection with the case.

Those arrested are: Karthikeyan, Hakkim, Senthilkumar, Vigneshwaran and Ganeshkumar. The police are on the look out for one more person, R. Ilamparithi.

The action comes in the wake of a clash between two groups at Pappanaickenpalaym during a New Year Eve celebration.

Six persons are said to have assaulted and abducted the victim on New Year's Day, and killed him using cyanide. The body of the victim was exhumed and cremated after post mortem.

Deputy Commissioner of Police E.S. Uma and Assistant Commissioner of Police K. Kumarasami have sent special teams in search of the remaining accused, who is the son of a Sub-Inspector of Police.