A heated argument over a trivial issue ended up in the murder of a person at Muralli Marathi village in Sagar taluk. Thimmappa, 52, who suffered serious injuries after the attack on Tuesday (November 7), succumbed the next day in a hospital in Udupi.
According to police, Siddappa, 37, also a resident of the same village, entered Thimmappa’s house late in the evening to charge his cell phone. This led to an argument between the two. Siddappa picked up a cane and hit Thimmappa on his head. A seriously injured Thimmappa was rushed to Udupi, where he died.
Kargal police registered a case based on a statement by Thimmappa’s wife Lakshmi. The police arrested Siddappa, on Wednesday.