A physically challenged youth was murdered here on Wednesday as a result of altercation between two groups. The police said N. Syed Ali (25) of Muniyasamypuram was reportedly consuming liquor along with his friends at Subbiah Mudaliarpuram on Wednesday. When A. Patchirajan (25) of Sankarapuram and his friend Manikandan came to the spot in a bike, the latter greeted Syed Ali and his friends on the occasion of Deepavali. When Patchirajan opposed it and picked up a quarrel with Syed Ali, others on the spot pacified them. However, Patchirajan, who came to the place after an hour, stabbed Syed Ali, in which he died on the spot.

The Tuticorin South police have arrested Patchirajan.