Malappuram man dies of burns, neighbour couple accused of murder

Kuttippuram police on night patrol rescue youth found in a pool of blood in ATM kiosk
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Malappuram: Locals have alleged foul play after a youth burnt to death at Othayi near Edavanna here on Wednesday evening.

The deceased was identified as Shaji, a hotel employee. It is alleged that Shaji was murdered during a property dispute.

The family members and locals have claimed that they saw neighbours set him ablaze around 7 pm.

The police are yet to confirm the murder angle and said further examination was needed to ascertain it.

The witnesses told Manorama News that a neighbour woman poured some liquid on him before her husband set him ablaze.

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