The deceased has been identified as Joseph Rohidas.
As per the report, Joseph and his elder brother Rajin stayed together in a house in Chamarpada and eked out a living by scrap-picking. However, a dispute occurred between them at a later stage as Rajin started passing lewd comments to Joseph’s sister-in-law, who was also staying in the same house.
In the intervening night of Friday and Saturday a fierce argument erupted between Joseph and Rajin over the same issue. Though, Josepha went to bed subsequently, Rajin with a motive to settle the score choked his younger brother.
Though, family members rushed the victim to a hospital in unconscious state, doctors declared him brought dead.
Sadar Police has detained Rajin after getting intimation on the murder and launched an investigation into the case.