Youth Brutally Murdered by Teenager, Two Others Over Previous Enmity

Published: 06th January 2016 05:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th January 2016 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

CUDDALORE:  Within hours of a 22-year-old youth’s murder at the Vriddhachalam bus stand on Monday night, the police claimed to have cracked the case with the arrest of three persons, including a teenager, on Tuesday.

According to the police, Manibalan’s (22), a resident of Vriddhachalam, murder was a fallout of a previous enmity. Manibalan had returned from abroad around six months ago. He had been fixing CCTV cameras at establishments in the district for a living.

He fell out with Tony (name changed) (15), Suresh (21) and Azharuddin(20) a few days ago when he reportedly opposed to their loitering in his area. Sources said that Tony was in love with a neighbour of Manibalan’s and used to frequent the area along with his friends.

“Manibalan had warned the three youth from loitering in the area. Ever since then, they had been nursing a grouse against him. On the New Year’s eve, the trio picked up a quarrel with Manibalan again over the same issue. They had been looking for a chance to get even with him since then,” the police said.

On Monday night, they spotted Manibalan near the Vriddhachalam bus stand and accosted him. A heated verbal argument ensued, which soon gave way to a brawl, during which the three youngsters beat up Manibalan with clubs. In a fit of rage, they stabbed him with knives and fled. The three youngsters were reportedly drunk at the time of the assault. Meanwhile, Manibalan suffered injuries to his ears and stomach and was rushed to a government hospital by a few by-standers. But, Manibalan succumbed to injuries there.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp