24-Year-Old Gaana Singer Murdered by Girlfriend’s Family near Chennai: Three Arrested


In a shocking incident that unfolded in Peerkankaranai, Chennai, on Friday, February 2, 2024, the police have apprehended three individuals believed to be involved in the gruesome murder of a 24-year-old man. The victim, identified as Jeeva, was allegedly killed after he protested against his girlfriend’s family arranging her engagement to another man.

Discovery of the Crime

Members of the public alerted the authorities about the discovery of a body at a graveyard in Gundumedu. When the police arrived at the scene, they found Jeeva’s lifeless body, which bore marks of a brutal assault with a heavy stone. Additionally, the victim had sustained other wounds, indicating a sustained attack.

The Victim’s Background

Jeeva, a talented drummer and a gaana singer at funerals, hailed from Gundumedu village in Perungalathur. He belonged to a Scheduled Caste community and had been in a relationship with a young woman from the same caste for the past two years. However, the young woman’s family vehemently opposed their union and arranged her engagement to another man, who happened to be an employee of a private firm.

Conflict and Tragic Outcome

Despite warnings from the young woman’s parents and brothers, Jeeva refused to sever ties with his girlfriend. On the night of January 31, he went to her house and created a commotion. The woman’s brothers intervened and chased him away. Tragically, the following day, Jeeva’s lifeless body, along with that of his pet dog, was discovered by villagers.

Investigation and Arrests

The police investigation determined that the young woman’s family members had attacked Jeeva, using wooden logs and stones, leading to his untimely demise. As a result, three suspects, including the woman’s brothers, were apprehended for their alleged involvement in the murder. The arrested individuals have been identified as G. Vijay (21), Ajith (24), and their friend Aravindan (22). They have been remanded to judicial custody after appearing before a court. The police are actively searching for other suspects who are currently on the run.


This heartrending incident has left the local community in shock and mourning. The Peerkankaranai police have assured the public that a thorough investigation will be conducted to ensure justice is served for Jeeva’s brutal murder. As the search for additional suspects continues, the community hopes for swift justice and an end to such heinous acts of violence.


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