Kin of Victim Secure Bail for Juvenile Offender, Kills Him

Published: 07th November 2015 04:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th November 2015 04:06 AM   |  A+A-

TIRUCHY:In what could be considered a rarest of rare cases, a minor boy charged with murder and lodged in the government observation home, was taken out on bail and murdered by the kin of the victim recently. Police arrested four persons, including the boy’s father, in connection with the crime on Friday.

According to sources, a quarrel erupted between Usiladiyan (45), an agricultural labourer from Vellanur in Perambalur district, and his sister and brother-in-law Ponnusamy (35) over a petty issue on September 9, 2014. Suddenly, Usuladiyan’s son Saranraj (17) reportedly stabbed Ponnusamy to death. Perambalur police registered a case against Saranraj and he was lodged in the Government Observation Home (GOH) on EB road. Since Usiladiyan was dejected and reeling in poverty, he was not willing to take Saranraj on bail. Ponnusamy’s brother Sundaram (45) was also depressed.

Dejection coupled with rage, Sundaram planned to avenge his brother’s death. Accordingly, he approached Usiladiyan and convinced him to bring Saranraj out on bail. Sundaram also gave him monetary assistance for the legal proceedings.

Saranraj was given bail on July 7, 2015.. When Saranraj and his father were near Manachanallur on their way back home, Sundaram and his friends Chinnathambi, Govindaraj, Veeramani and Kannan intercepted them and took Saranraj along with them. They allegedly took Saranraj to Puliancholai and slit his throat and abandoned the body. Four have been arrested and a search is on for Veeramani and Kannan.

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