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Farmer Stabs Relative Over Water Dispute

Published: 14th February 2014 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2014 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

A 40-year-old farmer allegedly stabbed his relative to death in Thakkolam on Thursday after a quarrel over water-sharing.

The deceased was Venkatesan, a resident of Thakkolam village. Police said Venkatesan owned a piece of land on the outskirts of the village, adjacent to that of his relative Mannakatti alias Ellappan (40).  The two often quarrelled over land issues.

On Thursday, Ellappan, after a brawl, fatally stabbed Venkatesan with a knife. Thakkolam police arrested Ellappan and sent Venkatesan’s body to Arakkonam GH for post-mortem. 

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