VELLORE: A tea stall owner stabbed to death a 34-year-old history-sheeter for allegedly verbally abusing his wife at Gudiyattam on Friday night.
Sources said that the deceased Dinakaran (34), a resident of Municipal Line on Katpadi road near Gudiyattam, was a notorious rowdy. He had several cases registered against him and had been recently released from jail after spending two months in connection with an attempt to murder case.
Dinakaran had been known to throw tantrums and had tried to kill himself in court by slitting his neck with a blade after the magistrate refused to grant him bail in connection with a murder attempt case.
On Friday, Dinakaran was roaming around Gudiyattam in an inebriated state, hurling abuses at the public. While he was at the Municipal Line area, the wife of Kumaresan, the tea stall owner, intervened and told him to move from the spot. Infuriated by this, Dinakaran allegedly started abusing the woman using filthy language. On hearing the abuses, an angered Kumaresan rushed to his wife’s aid and joined the issue with Dinakaran. In the heat of the moment, Kumaresan allegedly stabbed Dinakaran with a knife, killing him on the spot.
According to a police official, “Dinakaran used to hurl abuses at everyone in drunken stupor. On Friday night, he abused Kumaresan’s wife. Angered by this Kumaresan stabbed Dinakaran, killing him on the spot. As Dinakaran was a bachelor, his body was handed over to his nearest relatives after an autopsy at the Gudiyattam government hospital.”
The Deputy Superintendent of Police, Gudiyattam range, Vijayakumar, said, “We are yet to secure Kumaresan. Dinakaran was a serial offender and had been arrested many times.”
A case was registered at the Gudiyattam town police station and a manhunt was launched for Kumaresan.