Man murders friend for taking bigger jackfruit
Pala: A man killed his friend after having a dispute over taking a bigger jackfruit they collected. Poovarani native Jose (52) was arrested for hacking Poovarani Kizhavarappallil Sakhariya Chacko alias Kutty (56) to death. Police brought Jose to the crime scene for evidence collection when he confessed the motive of the murder.
Police said that Sakhariya and Jose were having liquor from the morning. After that, Jose climbed a jackfruit tree on a compound nearby to collect the fruit. Meanwhile, Sakhariya took the biggest jackfruit among them and hid it. Jose happened to see this from the top of the tree and started showering abuse on Sakhariya.
Though Sakhariya brought the jackfruit back both had an argument over this issue. During the fight, Jose hacked Sakhariya on his neck with a knife. The deep wound in the neck led to his death, police said. Jose tried to escape running away from the scene. But later the police caught him from a compound nearby with the help of locals.