Coimbatore: The Coimbatore City Police invoked the provisions of the Goondas Act against three persons who were arrested in connection with a murder at Ammankulam near Puliyakulam in January this year. R. Vijayakumar (23), his brother R. Kannan (21) from Ammankulam and K. Hariharan (21) from Periyanaickenpalayam were detained under the Goondas Act.
The trio and a 17-year-old boy were arrested by the Ramanathapuram police for murdering K. Naveenkumar of Ammankulam. The accused had stabbed Naveenkumar on the night of January 16 and he died at the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on January 18. The accused had committed the crime in connection with a dispute over a kabaddi match held as part of Pongal celebrations.