Man kills wife suspecting fidelity

Man kills wife suspecting fidelity


A 41-year-old man was arrested while trying to transport his wife's body near Rama Mandira Road in Rajajinagar on Wednesday.

Suspect Hiren, a manager with the Sai Wood Pvt. Ltd, was staying with his wife Preethi (38) and a 16-year-old son in an apartment in Rajajinagar.

According to the police, Hiren would quarrel with his wife everyday suspecting her fidelity.

On Wednesday afternoon, he again picked up a quarrel and in a fit of a rage, he slit her throat. After his son returned home from college around 4.30, he told him about the murder. He told his son that he would be abandoned if he goes to jail. The confused son then followed his father.

Planning to dump the body, Hiren at around 11 pm took it to the parking lot. On noticing father and son, the building security guard asked them as to what they were they were going at midnight. Hiren told him that his wife while working in a kitchen, slipped and injured her head and died. And that they were shifting the body to avoid any problem with the police.

However, the guard informed the residents of the apartment who alerted the police. The Rajajinagar police rushed to the spot and took the duo into custody.

The police said Hiren confessed that his wife had an affair with another man. She would beat him whenever he asked her about it. Even on Wednesday, she hit him and in return, he slit her throat.

He also told the police that his son had no role in the murder.

The police added that they have not initiated any charges against the son. Parents of Preethi have lodged a complaint. Hiren was produced before the magistrate and remanded in judicial custody.

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