Puttur Aug 07, 2016 : A clash between two brothers over a silly matter culminated in the murder of the younger brother at Koppal near Padala in Uppinangady on August 6, Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Dharnappa Poojary (40), son of late Jarappa Poojary. The accused elder brother Kushalappa Poojary (52) has been arrested.
The brothers lived along with their mother. On Saturday evening, Kushalappa had reportedly picked up a quarrel with Dharnappa and hit the latter with a wooden club resulting in his death.
Kushalappa who was present at the scene of the crime, was apprehended by the police who rushed to the spot. It is said Kushalappa who had no regret of committing the crime did not escape as he had no money in his hands.
The two brothers who did odd jobs to eke out a living, used to frequently engage in quarrel under the influence of alcohol. It is learnt the wives of both the brothers had deserted them years ago and are living with their parents.
Sources said in an earlier fight between the brothers three weeks back, Kushalappa was injured after Dharnappa had attacked him with a sickle. However, no police complaint was lodged in this connection.
The deceased Dharnappa has left behind his wife, a son and daughter while the accused Kushalappa has three children.