August 11, 2019
A 28-year-old lawyer was hacked to death over a land dispute near Murappanad on Sunday.
Police said Velmurugan was murdered over a land dispute with S. Selvam, 28. The latter had invited Velmurugan to his house at Chennelpatti to discuss the problem.
On his invitation, Velmurugan went to his house around 9.30 a.m. and did not come out after the discussion.
Meanwhile, Murappanad police received information that Velmurugan had been murdered. They soon started searching Chennalpatti area. When the police reached Selvam’s house, it was locked. They broke into the house and found that Velmurugan had been hacked to death.
During preliminary inquiry, the police found that Selvam had murdered Velmurugan with the help of two of his friends and he fled the house. The police are searching for the accused.