Twitter has been abuzz with the hashtag ‘#ArrestKohli’ since morning following an incident in Tamil Nadu, where a 21-year-old man was arrested on Thursday. According to police, the man allegedly killed his friend after a drunken brawl broke out over who was a better cricketer – Rohit Sharma or Virat Kohli.
Cricket fan S Dharmaraj is accused of killing 24-year-old P Vignesh. Both are from Poyyur village in Ariyalur district.
“Both had consumed liquor. As per the initial investigation, Vignesh was supporting Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) while Dharmaraj was a Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) supporter,” Keelapalur police said.
“During the course of their debate, Vignesh had allegedly mocked RCB and Virat Kohli. Vignesh had the habit of body shaming Dharmaraj, who was a stammerer. On that day he had made some remarks comparing the RCB team to the speaking difficulty of Dharmaraj. This infuriated Dharmaraj who attacked Vignesh with a bottle and later hit him with a cricket bat on the head. Dharmaraj soon fled the spot,” officials said.
Police later confirmed that Vignesh and Dharmaraj were discussing cricket in an open field near the SIDCO industrial estate near Mallur on Tuesday night. Dharmaraj attacked Vignesh with a bottle and cricket bat, police said.
A group of workers on their way to the SIDCO plant discovered Vignesh’s body the next morning and alerted local police.