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Birthday boy, two friends arrested for murdering goatherd

COIMBATORE: Police have arrested 3 youngsters, who killed a 65-year-old goatherd at S Ganapathipalayam near Gobichettipalayam in Erode district on Saturday.

Mohanraj, 23, Siva, 19 and Ajithkumar, 21, all hailing from Puthukaraipudur village near Gobichettipalayam, had killed V Paramasivam of S Ganapathipalayam near Gobichettipalayam when he caught them red-handed trying to steal 3 of his goats.

“The trio used to be working in textile devices in Tirupur. Saturday used to be Mohanraj’s birthday and he sought after to present a birthday party to his friends. But as he had no money for the birthday party, Mohanraj, together with Siva and Ajithkumar decided to steal some goats and sell them. They discovered Paramasivam, grazing his goats on a vacant land at 5pm. When they have been trying to break out from the place with 3 goats, the goatherd raised an alarm and attempted to stop them. The trio strangulated him with a towel and slit his throat the usage of a knife,” a police officer mentioned.

However, the villagers caught the youths red-handed and beat them up earlier than handing them over to the Gobichettipalayam police.

Paramasivam used to be discovered useless in a pool of blood.

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