COIMBATORE:A 27-year-old catering worker was killed and two of his friends, working in the Youth Brigade were injured, when a quarrel erupted between them and another group during a booze session on Tuesday.
The deceased, S Muruganantham from Anamalai, his younger brother and four friends were consuming liquor at Upparu bridge on Tuesday evening. Another group of three persons -- Boopalan (21), Sabari alias Sabarinathan (19) and Praveen, all from Vettaikaranpudur, were boozing at the same place.
One of Muruganantham's friends was allegedly sitting on Boopalan's bike, which fell down. This led to a heated argument between both the groups, which then turned into a fistfight. They started attacking each other with coconuts and stones.
Muruganantham was severely beaten and he died on the spot of head injuries. His two friends, Manikandan and Narayanan, working in the Youth Brigade at Pollachi East police station were injured.
Anamalai Police registered a case and arrested Boopalan, Sabari and Praveen and remanded them in judicial custody.