Youth hacked to death in Athirappilly over verbal spat
Thrissur: A 39-year-old man was hacked to death in Athirappilly. Pradeep of Thalattu Veedu was found hacked near the Kannankuzhi bridge here at 1.30 am on Friday.
Police are suspecting a person named Gireesh in the murder.
Pradeep is a pump operator of Jalanidhi project. He was attacked while on his way back home after work. Even though he was taken to hospital immediately by police, he died.
Gireesh and Pradeep had engaged in a verbal spat the other day. Pradeep had lodged a police complaint citing threat to life from Gireesh.
Police had asked both the parties to appear at the station for compromise talk on Friday at 10 am. Meanwhile, Pradeep was hacked to death during the early hours on Friday.
Though police arrived at Gireesh’s house in search of him, he crossed the river and escaped.
Police have intensified search for Gireesh.