3 arrested for murdering Lankan refugee in TN

Madurai: The police yesterday arrested three people for being involved in the murder of a Sri Lankan refugee last month.

The victim was 34-year-old Rasi an inmate of a refugee camp in Tirunelveli district. He was missing from the Samugarangapuram camp since 25 May. The accused had killed and burnt his body in Kanyakumari district. The reason for the murder is said to be that the victim was in love with the sister of one of the accused, Kaydeeswaran.

The half-burnt body of the victim was found at a crematorium at Kariyamanickapuram. Police identified the body with help of another Lankan refugee.

Police arrested Kaydeeswaran and two others for allegedly murdering Rasi. Kaydeeswaran had asked Rasi to come to a place with him in a car and he stabbed him to death, burnt his body with the help of his associates.

NT Bureau