Two men, including a B.Com student were hacked to death by six persons at Thattaparai in Tuticorin district early on Thursday in a row over installing a wedding flexboard, police said.
Police said Rajalingam, a third year B. Com Student from Chennai and his relative Kasirajan, who was selling CCTV cameras, were putting up the flex board around midnight for the marriage of one of their relatives today.
Vikraman, a local youth, questioned them over putting it up, resulting in a heated argument. A group led by the youth tore up the flexboard and went away.
They later came back and hacked to death the duo, who were sleeping on the terrace of a house and fled from the spot.
Police said they are on the lookout for them.