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Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli command a loyal fanbase across the nation. Sometimes, the fans get a bit overboard and stoop to immoral activities while defending their favorite. A similar thing happened on Tuesday night at Poyyur village in Tamil Nadu. 21-year-old Vignesh, a die-hard Rohit supporter, lost his life after a heated argument with Dharmaraj, an ardent Virat fan. Here's more.
A look at the developments
The incident took place near the SIDCO Industrial Estate, near Mallur, on Tuesday night. As per the police report, both Vignesh and Dharmaraj were under the influence of alcohol. Vignesh compared the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to Dharmaraj's speech disorder. This infuriated Dharmaraj, who attacked the former with a bottle and later struck his head with a cricket bat before fleeing the spot.
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Dharmaraj remanded in judicial custody
A group of workers spotted Vignesh's body on their way to the SIDCO factory the next day and informed the local police. Vignesh, who had completed ITI, was waiting for a working visa to fly to Singapore. Meanwhile, Dharmaraj has been remanded in judicial custody.
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