Man beaten to death in Kollam

murder

KOLLAM: A youth was beaten to death over a dispute that broke out while consuming liquor. The dead has been identified as Sreekumar (24) of Kadakkal. His friend Gopakumar (34) killed him by hitting him on his head with a piece of wood. He surrendered before the police soon after committing the crime.

The incident happened Saturday night at 10 pm. Gopakumar and Sreekumar, who were neighbours and friends used to consume liquor daily. The two had liquor at the house of Gopakumar’s grandmother. In between that a dispute broke out and at the end of it, Gopakumar hit him on his head. Nobody knew about the incident as there were no one in the house.

Gopakumar himself revealed the incident to the locals this morning. Soon he surrendered at the Kadakkal police station. The arrest of Gopakumar has been recorded. The body of Sreekumar will be handed over to his relatives after post-mortem.