man gets life for killing construction worker | Coimbatore News

Coimbatore: The Special Court for the Trial of Bomb Explosion Cases on Tuesday sentenced a 52-year-old cattle dealer to life imprisonment for the murder of a construction worker during a dispute at a parking lot in Coimbatore. Kalappanaickenpalayam near Vadavalli here on March 27, 2016.
A judicial source identified the convict as R Subramanian alias Mottaiyan, from Kalappanaickenpalayam. “Around 8 a.m. on the fateful day, R Manikandan, 18, from Ponni Nagar, and his friend G Murugan alias Daniel, 19, from Somayanur near Thadagam, were chatting near Athanur Amman Temple in Kalappanaickenpalayam after parking their motorbikes before. Both were construction workers. Subramanian arrived in his freight car and asked Manikandan to park his motorcycle elsewhere, stating that it was his usual parking spot.
When Manikandan refused to move his motorbike from there, the source said, a quarrel broke out between them. Immediately, the local population intervened and appeased the trio, who left the scene.
At around 4:30 p.m. the same day, the source said, Subramanian confronted the pair near the temple and hit Manikandan in the head with a wooden log. “Daniel tried to stop him but he was also beaten up. When the villagers rushed to the scene, Subrmanian managed to escape.
Manikandan was taken to Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, where he died unresponsive to treatment the following day.
Based on a complaint from Manikandan’s family, Vadvalli police registered a murder case against Subramanian and arrested him. On Tuesday, Judge D Balu delivered the verdict and sentenced Subramanian to life imprisonment. The judge also imposed a fine of 7,500 tnn on him.

Alice F. Ponder