A Brawl Over Cricket in Chennai Led to Death of Naveen Kumar, 16
While the whole world is thrumming with the energy for cricket’s biggest tournament, a 16-year-old boy was found dead in eastern India. The body was found at Chippedu in Chennai’s Kancheepuram district on Tuesday evening. Boy’s four friends, who are missing, are allegedly held responsible for the death.
The Police said that M. Naveen Kumar, the victim, was a student of Class 10th at a government school in the same locality. Naveen and his four friends went out to play cricket near his house. Sources said, after not returning back to home for several hours, his father Munuswamy complained to the Sivakanchi Police Station. After registering a missing case, Police launched a search operation for the missing boy. And later found that Naveen’s friends were missing as well.
According to the reports in Deccan Chronicle, Naveen’s body was eventually recovered on Wednesday morning at around 9 am. The body was found in a barren land lying in a pool of blood in Erikarai near Ellakulum.
Meanwhile, the Sivakanchi police reached the spot and sent the body to the Kancheepuram government hospital for post-mortem. Police confirmed that several injuries over his head and post-mortem reports revealed that the boy was beaten to death with a wooden log in connection with cricket brawl.
However, the four friends of Naveen are still missing. And the Police has registered the report of unnatural death while conducting a search for his friends.
Besides, it is not the first case when a murder took place over the cricketing brawl.
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