Elderly man murdered by neighbour in Idukki
Kattappana (Idukki): An elderly man was murdered by his neighbour at Thannippara in Nedumkandam here. The deceased was identified as Thannippara native Ramabhadran. His neighbour Georgekutty murdered him by hitting with an axe on his head.
The incident took place at Georgekutty's house on Saturday at 8.30 pm. Both started a fight in an inebriated state and this culminated in the murder. Ramabhadran and Georgekutty live alone in their respective houses. They used to meet regularly at night for consuming alcohol and playing cards together.
A conflict started during their meeting on Saturday and Georgekutty hit Ramabhadran on head and kicked him down, according to the police. Georgekutty also sustained injuries in the fight. Police came to know about the incident after he sought help of his brother to go to the hospital.