Kundara: An owner of a homestay was stabbed to death following an altercation in Munroe Thuruthu, a popular tourist destination in Kollam district.
Manilal, 50, the owner of the Mayookham Home Stay, died in the tragic incident that occurred at about 9:30pm on Sunday.
Ashokan of Villimangalam, who retired from the Delhi Police, was taken into custody by Kizhakke Kallada police over the crime.
“There was a heated argument between the two over some issue. Manilal reportedly beat up Ashokan who was drunk at that time. Enraged by the assault, Ashokan took out a knife and stabbed the home stay owner,” police sources said.
Both Manilal and Ashokan belong to the same locality, Villimangalam.
Though the local residents rushed Manilal to a hospital in Kollam, his life could not be saved. He was an active member of the CPM. It is learnt that Ashokan who was also a CPM follower had joined the BJP recently.
Manilal's body has been shifted to the mortuary of the Kollam District Hospital. He is survived by wife Jayasree and daughter Arunima (MCA student).