Chennai: Tamil writer and lyricist Francis J. Kiruba has been discharged from a murder case of an unidentified man in Koyambedu market place on Sunday.
Police said the CCTV footages reportedly showed that Francis did not murder the person, but went to his help because he was sick and ailing, and had fallen down in the market place. The post-mortem report also said that the man died of cardiac arrest.
Early on Monday, Koyambedu police booked the writer for murder under Section 302 of the India Penal Code. However, he was discharged from the murder case later.
Police on Sunday arrested Francis, since people in the Koyambedu market told police that he allegedly pushed the person down and strangled him to death. Police sent the body for post-mortem and took Francis under custody. On questioning, the writer said that he did not strangle the man.
However, police have recovered CCTV footages from the spot which showed that Francis did not murder the person, but went to help him as he suddenly collapsed. Police said the post-mortem report also confirmed that the man died of cardiac arrest.
Francis Kiruba was the lyricist for three popular songs associated with big names in Tamil cinema. In 2011, he wrote ‘Kuthikkira Kuthikkira’ for the movie Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai.
For the 2001 comedy entertainer ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzu’ he wrote the song Kabadi, Kabadi. His latest song was ‘Poovum Poovum’ for 2013 film ‘Aadhalal Kaadhal Seiver’....