'Wife killer' doc goes into hiding


Dr B Devaraj along with four other accused in the case, had allegedly murdered his wife Lakshmi, at his sister’s house in Bangalore on July last in Jeevanbhimnagar Police station limits in Bangalore. Lakshmi daughter of Beerappa of Rajendra Nagar in Mysore, was married to Devaraj in November 2009.

Though he had been given in hefty in the form of valuables at the time of marriage, he had been harassing her for more. On July 3, Lakshmi left for Bangalore along with her husband, his foster father Jawarappa, his mother Hema, Jawarappa’s wife Sharada and Devaraj’s sister Shwetha, not to return. She was found dead at a house in Indiranagar in the later days. While the remaining accused were arrested and released on bail later, Devaraj is eluding the arrest still.

He is well built, wheatish in complexion, oval faced, 5.5 feet tall, fluent in Kannada and English languages.

 Finders if any may contact Jeevanbhimnagar police on 080-25264352, 22942543 or 22943535. The informers will be suitably rewarded, the release added.

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