Kochi youth killed following dispute over girlfriend; 3 held
Kochi: Police arrested three people in connection with the murder of a youth on beach road at Vyppin.
The accused were identified as Cherayi natives Sarath, Jibin and Ambady. Police reported that one more accused Ramdev, also a native of Cheryai, is yet to be arrested.
Pranav (23), son of Cherai native Prasad was found dead on the road in the wee hours of Tuesday. He died due to bleeding from the deep wounds on the head and arms.
After confirming that it was a murder, police initiated a probe based on the CCTV visuals from the area.
According to police, a dispute between Sarath and Pranav over a girlfriend led to the murder.
It is reported that the team of four invited Pranav for a meeting near the beach through WhatsApp. When Pranav reached there, the gang attacked him. Pranav was fatally hit on the head. The incident took place around 4 am on Tuesday.
A team of police officers led by the rural SP will interrogate the accused before producing them before the court. Pranav’s body will be sent for post-mortem after a COVID-19 test.