Youth hacked to death over playground dispute

Youth hacked to death over playground dispute

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A 22-year-old youth was hacked to death by a group of four to five men after a fight over a cricket match on Sunday evening in a playground near Mahalakshmi Layout.

The deceased is Manikanta alias Doddakattu, a resident of Sriramanagar in Mahalakshmi Layout.

A senior police official said Manikanta was unemployed and had dacoit cases against him. While playing cricket, the group fought over a trivial issue. Later, a rival gang came to the spot around 6 pm and hacked Manikanta to death.

The Mahalakshmi Layout police have picked up several people for questioning.