Kayamkulam (Alappuzha): A man on a bike was brutally murdered by a gang who knocked him down and ran him over using a car here on Wednesday. The incident was reportedly the fallout of a dispute at a bar earlier.
The deceased was identified as Shameer Khan, a native of Kareelakulangara here. The police arrested Shiyas, a native of Kayamkulam in connection with the incident. Shiyas has been named the first accused in the case.
The murder took place near a bar at Chirakkadavu here on the side of the national highway. Shameer had gotten into an argument with a group of people inside the bar. After reaching an agreement with the others, Shameer was returning home on this two wheeler.
Meanwhile, a group of people involved in the argument led by Shiyas followed Shameer in a car and knocked him down near the bar. Shameer fell on the road. Shiyas ran the car over Shameer’s head killing him on the spot.
Following the incident, the accused escaped to Thiruvananthapuram. Police caught them from Kilimanoor and seized the car in which they were travelling. Police have named two more persons – Sahil and Ajmal, both natives of Kayamkulam as accused in the case. Police said that Ajmal is an accused in another criminal case.
Shameer Khan, who was working abroad, had come to Kerala only a week ago. His family members had fixed his marriage with a woman from Bharanikkavu on September 8.