KERALA

One killed in clash

Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: A dispute over auctioning conch shells at the Shakthikulangara fishing harbour here on Tuesday morning led to the death of Emmanuel, 34, alias Lalu. The body was handed over to relatives after autopsy at Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram.

The police said the victim and Bernard Joseph were regular bidders of conch shells. On Tuesday, a dispute cropped up between them over the price quoted. This led to a heated exchange of words and later a clash between them. Both picked up logs and attacked each other. When Emmanuel lost his balance and fell down, he was fatally whacked on the head by Joseph, the police said. He was declared dead-on-arrival at a hospital. Joseph has been admitted to the medical college hospital. The Kavanad Police have registered a case.

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