OId man stoned to death in Thiruvananthapuram; Dispute between neighbours cited as reason
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A group of youth stoned an old man to death here in Balaramapuram. Thembamuttam native Karunakaran (65) was murdered by neighbours due to a dispute. Balaramapuram police have taken three into custody.
The neighbours had clashed with Karunakaran who was under the influence of alcohol on Sunday. The dispute in the name of placing a flex near Karunakaran's house changed soon turned physical. The neighbouring youth hurled stones at Karunakaran after beating him. Karunakaran was entered into the general hospital at first and then shifted to Medical College Hospital as his condition worsened.