A 50-year old man was arrested by the Kottayam West police on Saturday, in connection with the death of Sivaraman alias Bharathan (57), a wayside vendor.
The arrested, Damodaran, hails from Madathilparambil House, Poovanthuruthu, near Kaduvakkulam.
Sivaraman, who hails from Tharayil Kizhakkethil House, Vallikkavu near Mavelikkara, was found dead outside a shop in the town market on Thursday.
According to the police, Damodaran, who is a medicine seller and had been a friend of Sivaraman for over 30 years, killed the latter, following a fracas over a sleeping place on Wednesday night. Both men were inebriated.