Mundakayam: A 53-year-old man was stoned to death allegedly by his neighbour near Mudakayam in Kottayam district.
The deceased was identified as Jacob George (Sabu).
The incident happened when Jacob George, who worked as a porter in the town, was returning to his home at Chelikuzhy around 6:30pm on Saturday. Biju verbally abused Jacob George and also pelted him with stones, as per the case.
Jacob fell to the ground as one of the stones hit his head. Biju then dropped a huge stone on Jacob and fled, according to the police. Though Jacob was taken to the hospital, his life could not be saved.
The police said that Biju was a drug addict and that he had attacked people earlier also. They have launched a manhunt to nab him.
The cops are also probing if there had been any prior dispute between Jacob and Biju.
Jacob is survived by wife Bindu, children Aleena and Anumol. The body has been kept at the mortuary of the Medical Trust Hospital.