Crime Branch police to probe youth murder case

Staff Reporter

He was burnt to death a few days ago over enmity

TIRUCHI: The District Crime Branch will investigate the murder of one Ramesh, of Atlapatti, who was assaulted and allegedly burnt to death a few days ago at Mettupatti in the district.

Sakthivel, Kuppusamy and Sivakumar have been cited as the accused in the case. The police have arrested Kuppusamy and Sivakumar.

Police said that due to previous enmity over celebration of Mariamman temple festival, the trio assaulted Ramesh and allegedly set him afire after pouring kerosene on his body on the night of April 3.

With severe burns Ramesh was admitted to the Government Hospital here where he succumbed on April 7.

The Musiri Police, which initially registered an attempt to murder case, then converted it into a case of murder following the death of Ramesh.

Following orders from Superintendent of Police N. Rajasekaran the case had been transferred to District Crime Branch.

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