The Salem police on Friday arrested two persons who escaped to Tamil Nadu after murdering a youth in Kerala over a drunken quarrel.
The Kayamkulam police have registered a case of murder and were searching for the culprits. The Kerala police had gone to Bengaluru on specific information that they were hiding there. However, the duo who sensed the arrival of police had boarded the Island Express bound to Kanniyakumari from Bengaluru.
On information from the Kerala police, a police team carried out a check in the train as it reached the Salem railway junction in the early morning hours on Friday. Police then managed to pick up both Ajmal and Sahil from an unreserved compartment. They both were then handed over to Kayankulam police, who took them to Kerala for further investigations.