Woman held for killing husband

Woman held for killing husband

Police said Kamala had killed Basavaraj (36), a ward boy at the ESI Hospital, Indiranagar on March 8. The couple, residents of Cubbonpet, used to quarrel often as Kamala suspected Basavaraj of having an affair with a colleague, police said.

Kamala hit Basavaraj with a cricket bat on his head and he succumbed to injuries, police said. She tried to mislead the police stating Basavaraj had gone out after he got a call.
When he returned around 4.30 pm, he was bleeding from his ear and nose, she stated in her complaint. However, the investigation revealed that Basavaraj had received no call on his cellphone before his death, as Kamala claimed. The neighbours also told the police that Basavaraj hadn’t gone out.

On interrogation, Kamala confessed to the crime. She was arrested on Thursday and remanded in judicial custody by the ACCM court.

Students protest

A section of students in an engineering college in the City went on a rampage on Friday, opposing disciplinary action against a classmate who had allegedly misbehaved with girl students.

A group of students gathered near the noticeboard at the Rajarajeshwari College of Engineering, Ramohalli Cross, Kumbalgod demanding that the suspension of their classmate, Chaitanya Murthy, be revoked.

Murthy, a BE final year student, was suspended from college for a month when a girl (whose identity was not disclosed) complained against him. Police said Murthy reportedly misbehaved with the girl and allegedly assaulted her when she spurned his proposal.

Acting on the girl’s complaint, the college authorities suspended Murthy. His friends, however, alleged that the charges against him were ‘framed’. They smashed the noticeboard. The college authorities alerted police who pacified the protesting students.