Brother-in-law murders woman over property row

Brother-in-law murders woman over property row

A woman was murdered by her brother-in-law over a property dispute in Kengeri on February 15.

Deceased Anu (33), was a BHEL employee. Her husband Sanath works at a private company in Electronics City, the police said.

The couple had just moved into a single-bedroom rented house on the second floor on the 14th cross in Sun City Layout, Kengeri. Anu’s elder sister Nethravathi (36) and her husband Vivek Agarwal, live in the two-bedroom space on the ground floor of the same building.

Anu and Sanath have been married for over a year, and had shifted to their new house just 15 days ago, the police said. 

According to the police, the murder was committed between 5 pm and 6 pm on Friday. Soon after, Vivek Agarwal was absconding.

The incident came to light around 8 pm when Nethravathi noticed that Anu, who had come back from work in the evening, was not coming out of the house.

As the gate and the front door was locked, Nethravathi called out to her sister, but there was no response. She then called Anu’s husband Sanath to inquire. Sanath called Anu’s mother, but when the mother said Anu wasn’t with her either, Sanath asked her to go to the house and check on her.

As the mother reached the house, Sanath arrived too. When there was no response, they broke open the lock and the door to find Anu lying on the floor near a cot with a bed sheet on her. She was in a pool of blood with her throat slit, the police said.

The family members soon rushed her to the nearby Mathrushree Hospital, where she was declared brought dead. Later, the Kengeri police was informed and an investigation is underway.

The property

A preliminary probe by the police revealed there is a 30x40 site in Bidadi in Anu’s name, which her brother in law, Vivek Agarwal had an eye on.

Agarwal and Nethravathi’s was a love marriage. Agarwal wanted the plot to be given to his wife, but Anu and her parents insisted that if Agarwal paid money, he could have it.

There was a dispute regarding this between the two sisters’ families. The police suspect Agarwal slit the throat of her sister-in-law over the dispute. Kengeri police have registered a murder case and are yet to nab Agarwal.