Alappuzha (Kerala) [India], September 12 (ANI): A man was hacked to death by a five-member gang after an altercation over sending an inappropriate message to a woman, police said.
The incident happened at Poochakkal here in the early hours on Sunday and police said that one person has been arrested in connection with the incident.
According to the police, the deceased identified as Vipinlal had died due to injures to his head.
"The deceased Vipinlal a truck owner and his friend, who worked as driver, confronted the accused after the driver's sister received an inappropriate message from one of the accused. This led to an altercation and later the five accused Vipinlal and hacked him to death. The head injury inflicted with an iron rod is the cause of death" said a police official.
Police said the accused identified as Sujith has been arrested and a search has been launched for others involved in the murder. (ANI)