Murugan allegedly said, Rajendran consumed alcohol with Senthil and Vijayasekar and another person Ramamurthy. It is learnt that there was an altercation among the friends and so, Senthil Kumar, Vijayasekar and Ramamurthy had reportedly assaulted Rajendran, who sustained severe injuries and died on the spot. After realizing that Rajendran had died, the three had abandoned the body in a canal and left the place, Murugan explained. On the next day (July 22), police found the body of Rajendran at Pettavaithalai in Tiruchy and Murugan identified the body on July 23. The cops registered a case of suspicious death.