Appakudal Police have registered a case against five persons who allegedly stoned an astrologer to death near Bhavani.
Palanisamy hails from Malliyur near Appakkudal. His wife Saroja (45).
They have a son and a daughter.
Palanisamy died due to ill health two years ago.
Meanwhile, Saroja has gone to an astrologer Palanisamy (48) of Alathurai, Kavunthappadi, to look for astrology for his daughter Anitha’s wedding.
Then, she maintained close contact with him and the two were living in Saroja’s house in Malliyur.
While Anitha got married, son Ajith (15) was suffering from mental illness.
In this context, the local panchayat was held on Thursday night at the Malliyur Muthalamman Temple in the presence of the dignitaries as Saroja was not taking care of his daughter and son.
At that time, Saroja went home without agreeing when the relatives told her to separate the 10 acre garden and house as it was occupied by Palanisamy.
Then Saroja has been intercepted by her husband’s brother Deivaraj (45) for justice.
Seeing this, Palanisamy came with a knife and stabbed him.
He also stabbed his relatives Kumar (32), Prabhu (35), Suriya Prakash (19) of Malliyur and Govindaraj (49) of Anthiyur Brahmadesam.
They have attacked Palanisamy.
Then, Deivaraj threw a stone at Palanisamy who fell down and died.
A case has been registered against 5 persons including Deivaraj in this regard and the police are investigating.