VELLORE: A 25-year-old Dalit youth was allegedly murdered on Saturday night. Three persons were taken for inquiry in this connection in Thiruvalam police station limits on Sunday.
The deceased, identified as F Richard of Sivanandha Nagar in Thiruvalam, was found dead with multiple injuries, inside the government Kodugapuli Thoppu near Ampundi village around 6 am on Sunday. The locals who had gone to answer nature’s call found the body and alerted the police.
P Vijaykumar, Superintendent of Police, Vellore, rushed to the spot and conducted an inquiry. Forensic Officials searched the spot. Preliminary inquiry revealed that two weeks back, during a temple festival, Richard and his friends had a brawl with a group of youth belonging to Vanniyar community, of Sembrayanallur village. Further inquiry revealed that after the temple festival episode, on Saturday Richard had gone to Sembrayanallur to attend a funeral of his relative.
After attending the final rites, Richard returned home on his bike in an inebriated condition. He was intercepted by a group of youth who thrashed him and took him to Korgaliga Thoppu and later bumped him off.
The police have nabbed Basker (25) of Salavanpettai in Vellore, Madhiazhagan (27) and Sivaraman alias Kalai (20) of Sembrayanallur village for interrogation.