TPURAM: Two persons were murdered in two separate incidents in the state Tuesday. When a middle-aged man was murdered in Kovalam, a youth was murdered in Kayamkulam.
The middle aged man, who had an illegal relation with a woman, was murdered by the latter�s children. The youth in Kayamkulam was killed and hanged.
The man murdered in Kovalam Monday night has been identified as Padma Kumar (48) of Kovalam. The police version is that Padma Kumar, a bachelor had a close relation with Susheela (50), a widow. Her sons, who opposed this relation, hid in her house Monday night, chased and murdered him. Though he was taken to the hospital, his life could not be saved.
The person murdered in Kayamkulam has been identified as Nishadi, native of Ramapuram. The motive behind the murder is not known. The police have registered a case and are investigating.