Duo kills friend over drunken brawl

Chennai: The city police has arrested two persons in connection with the murder of Chennai Metro Rail Limited manger’s son in Tiruvottriyur last night.

Police said, the victim, Avinash Bishan (27), son of Ajay Kumar was reportedly missing from his home at Jothi Nagar in Tiruvottriyur, since 7 September. It is reported that his parents received a ransom call for Rs 50 lakh on 10 September. Subsequently, Ajay lodged a missing complaint at the local police. The police monitored the phone calls and arrested the accused, who were hiding in the same locality.

On preliminary investigation, the accused said they were friends of Avinash and killed him during a drunken brawl on 7 September. ‘Only to divert the attention, the duo made a plan of demanding ransom money’, police said.

The victim’s body was exhumed from a godown located at Sathangudu and was sent to postmortem at Stanley Medical College and Hospital. A case has been registered with Sathangudu police station and the duo have been remanded.

         

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