Coimbatore, Apr 10 (PTI) A court here today sentenced a man five years’ rigarous imprisonment for murdering his friend during a drunken brawl in the city a year ago.
The prosecution case was that Selvaraj, a goldsith and his friend Rafeeq, were having a drinking session in the former’s house on March 27 last year.
There erupted some quarrel under influence of liquor, during which Selvaraj broke a beer bottle and pierced into the stomach of Rafeeq and escaped.
Though the friends and relatives took Rafeeq to a hospital, he died before reaching there.
Selvaraj was in connection with the incident.
Sessions Court Judge M Christopher (In-charge) sentenced Selvaraj to five years RI and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000.
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