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Techie kills wife, stabs self

Bangalore, Nov 13, 2012, DHNS :

A software firm employee allegedly stabbed his wife to death and attempted suicide by stabbing himself at her house in HAL police station limits on Monday.

The HAL police arrested the man, identified as Siddharth Chowdhary, 32.

Financial and domestic problems are said to have driven Siddharth to kill Ruchi, 28, right in front of their three-year-old daughter and other family members, police said.

Siddharth and Ruchi are natives of Delhi and were staying at Munekolalu in Marathalli.
Both knew each other before their wedding four years ago.

Differences cropped up between them two months after the marriage and both would quarrel frequently over trivial issues.

Siddharth had sought a transfer to New Delhi and had reported for duty there one and a half months ago.

Ruchi stayed back with her daughter in Bangalore. She was living with her parents.

Trouble started after Ruchi refused to meet Siddharth’s financial demands. He wanted to take a loan to buy a flat in Delhi jointly with his wife.

In Bangalore, though the couple were staying in the same house, both were living separately.

Ruchi is reported to have refused physical contacts with Siddharth. It is after these differences cropped up that he sought a transfer to Delhi.

It was a well-planned murder, according to the police. Siddharth bought a sharp-edged knife from Gurgaon and set out for Bangalore two days ago.

He reached the City around 1 pm and picked a quarrel with Ruchi as soon as he reached her house. Before Ruchi’s relatives could intervene, he stabbed her several times. Ruchi sustained massive internal injuries and was killed on the spot.

Later, he attempted to kill himself. However, the relatives rushed him to the hospital and alerted the police.

The police are ascertaining Siddharth’s statements of having come to Bangalore on Monday. They suspect he might have reached the City early. Ruchi was at her house as it was a holiday for her.


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