50-year-old murdered in Thrissur after scuffle over Rs 50; 3 arrested
Thrissur: Police have confirmed that the man found dead at Padinjarekotta shopping complex here was murdered. Three persons Kuriyachira native Unni Krishnan (47), Orumanayoor native Faizal (36) and Venginissery native Shiju (35) were arrested.
The deceased was identified as Manakodi native Rajesh (50).
According to police, the scuffle over Rs 50 that took place between the accused and victim two days back at the Padinjarekotta toddy shop led to the murder.
Rajesh had tried to snatch Rs 50 from Unni’s pocket at the toddy shop. After a verbal spat, Unni and friends left the shop. Rajesh then warned Unni not to be seen in Padinjarekotta.
On Friday, Unni along with Faizal and Shiju arrived at Padinjarekotta and saw Rajesh sitting on the staircase of the shopping complex. They dragged him down and attacked him. He was then stabbed with scissors and he fell unconscious. Later he succumbed to injuries.
The probe led by ACP VK Raju and West CI Saleesh N Shankar resulted in the arrest of the accused who were in hiding at an abandoned building near medical college.