Kollam: A tussle between two men over their lover ended up in one of them losing his life at Agasthyakkode in Anchal.
The deceased has been identified as Lalu Kunjappi, 49, of Lijo Vilasam at Bharathipuram who died after he fell into an open well near the woman’s house.
The incident took place on Wednesday night when Ayoor native Sumesh, another lover of the woman, met Lalu at her house in Kolachira in Agasthyakkode. The woman, who works as a home nurse, was living with her child after she was separated from her husband few years ago.
On the fateful night, Sumesh called the woman up to discuss on a house in Ayoor which he had found for her to lease. During the call, he overheard a male voice that belonged to Lalu. Sumesh, out of rage, arrived at her house in an autorickshaw along with his friends at midnight. Barging into the house, Sumesh beat up both Lalu and the woman. While fleeing the scene in the dark, Lalu fell into an open well nearby.
The body was fished out by firefighters from Punalur on Thursday morning and has been kept at Punalur taluk hospital mortuary. The woman has been admitted to Thiruvananthapuram MCH with injuries. Anchal police arrested Sumesh and seized the autorickshaw later....