TIRUCHY: A 35-year-old man killed a 17-year-old boy following an altercation after the latter was allegedly seen answering nature’s call in public. According to police, Karthik Kumar (17) was residing inKamarajar Street in Ponmalai with his widowed mother Santhi, a sanitation worker.
On Wednesday, Karthik and his friend Harisudan went to meet Riyaz Raj who lives near the North D gate.
As Riyaz was not around, the two were chatting and in the middle of the conversation Karthik urinated at a secluded spot of the locality.
Seeing this, Lakshmanan (35), resident of the locality, and Riyaz’s uncle, started arguing with Karthik over his action. An altercation ensued but Harisudan calmed them down. However, Lakshmanan was allegedly upset which then led him to engage in a brawl with Riyaz along with his nephew.
When Karthik was walking towards his house with his mother Santhi, Lakshmanan stabbed him thrice.
Karthik died on the spot and Santhi was injured and taken to the hospital. Police registered a case based on Santhi’s complaint and arrested both Riyaz Raj and his uncle Lakshmanan.
Verbal duel to fist fight
Seeing Karthik urinating at a secluded spot of the locality, Lakshmanan started arguing with him over his action, leading to an altercation between them. But Harisudan calmed them down