Man kills drunken brother for assaulting mother in Kolencherry
Kolencherry: A young man was stabbed to death by his elder brother for physically assaulting his mother in an inebriated state. Sreenath (29) was stabbed to death by his brother Srikanth (33) with a pair of scissors at their house in Kolencherry on Tuesday.
According to police, Sreenath came home drunk at around 8 pm on Tuesday had a brawl with his mother Sathi. He assaulted and abused her before Srikanth tried to intervene and stop him. During the brawl, Srikanth accidentally stabbed his younger brother in the chest with a small scissor.
However, the family was unaware of the severity of the situation until Sreenath collapsed. Later, he was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital. Srikanth then informed the police that his brother had collapsed and died. During the inquest, police noticed a wound near the chest.
Later, a post-mortem conducted at Kalamassery Medical College by a police surgeon confirmed that the cause of death was a hole in the heart valve caused by the stab injury. An investigation conducted by a team led by district police chief K Karthik arrested Srikanth. He admitted to the crime.
Police found the scissors and the blood-stained clothes of Sreenath from the house. The accused was produced at the Kollencherry court and was remanded for culpable homicide.