Jolarpet police arrested a 30 year-old-man on Monday for allegedly killing his brother over property dispute. Amar, from Periyamokkanur, killed his elder brother, Sarveshan (40), on Sunday night by slitting his throat at his residence, police sources said.
“The preliminary inquiry suggests that Sarveshan was an alcoholic and frequently picked up quarrel with his younger brother over sharing of their ancestral property.” “So, we suspected that a property dispute would be a motive behind the murder,” said the Jolarpet police.
Sarveshan was found in a pool of blood on Monday morning by his daughter.
The Jolarpet police picked up Amar on suspicion. During the interrogation, he confessed to the murder.
According to police, Amar, a beneficiary of the government group house scheme, was unable to start the construction work due to his brother’s constant interruption. On the night of the murder, Sarveshan was alone in the house after his wife left for her mother’s following a quarrel. His daughter was at her grandparents’ house in the same village.
When Amar entered Sarveshan’s house, he found his brother in an inebriated condition. He murdered Sarveshan by slitting his throat with a knife, police said.
The Jolarpet police have registered a case against Amar and the court has remanded him to prison.