Police arrested eight persons, including two juveniles, on Thursday in connection with the murder of a 19-year-old youth after a quarrel broke out near Pallikaranai on the day of Deepavali.
On Tuesday, when the deceased, Sandeep, was returning home, Rahul, Gokul, Prabu and Sivakumar were bursting crackers and they did not give way for him. A fight broke out between the groups over this and the rival gang attacked Sandeep with knives before escaping from the spot. Sandeep, who was rushed to a hospital, was declared brought dead. The Pallikaranai police registered a case and were searching for the gang.
The Police arrested four of the gang initially and after inquiry, Arul Raj and Ajith Kumar were also nabbed with two juveniles. Police found that Arul Raj was involved in several chain snatching cases and recovered nine sovereigns from him.