Friday, Dec 02, 2022

Mentally ill man beaten to death near Tirunelveli

The man, who belongs to a Scheduled Caste community, was a plantation worker in Kerala, where his parents worked as coolies.

A man was beaten to death by a group of people after he reportedly attacked his father and an elderly neighbour near Tirunelveli on Sunday. Guruswamy, 36, had been undergoing treatment for mental illness, police said.

The incident took place near Sankarankoil town police station, about 50 km from Tirunelveli town. After the alleged murder, the police arrived and took Guruswamy’s father Kadarkarai to hospital.

According to an officer at Sankarankoil police station, Guruswamy first attacked Krishnammal, a 70-year-old neighbour. “She was hit with a log. Kadarkarai tried to pacify his son, but he was also attacked. Soon after, a group of people surrounded Guruswamy and tied his hands and legs before beating him to death,” said the officer.

He said that at least three people attacked Guruswamy while a large crowd watched. “We have identified them. A police team is searching for them in the village,” he added.

Subscriber Only Stories
JK Cement’s SPSU Udaipur Launches ‘Golden Batch 2022’ In Collaboration Wi...Premium
Appendicitis in Children- A new lifestyle disorderPremium
Using evidence will create strong foundations for the future of education...Premium
Re-Defining The Tradition In Folk Art: An Art Educator’s PerspectivePremium

Guruswamy, who belongs to a Scheduled Caste community, was a plantation worker in Kerala, where his parents worked as coolies. “They returned to Tirunelveli only two years ago after his mental problems got worse,” a police officer said.

First published on: 11-01-2016 at 01:37:02 am
Next Story

Tata Memorial to study effects of Aspirin in cancer therapy

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close