Man kills wife over money matter

Man kills wife over money matter

The Rajarajeshwarinagar police arrested Shivananda M J, 48, hours after he allegedly murdered his wife Bharathi, 40.

According to the police, Shivananda and Bharathi were married for 20 years. The couple have two sons Vinay Prasad, 19, pursuing a Diploma in Electrical Engineering and Naveen S, 15, studying in Class IX. The couple owned and stayed in a house in Pattangere, Rajarajeshwarinagar. They also own a few sites in Bangalore. Shivananda runs a transport agency.

A difference of opinion cropped up between the couple a few months ago when Shivananda started to incur financial losses. He reportedly borrowed loans from various sources for his business and was unable to repay them. He decided to sell his house and sites to clear the debts. However, Bharathi opposed the idea when he discussed it with her recently. The couple used to quarrel over the matter since then, police said.

On Sunday, Shivananda allegedly tried to inject poison into Bharathi using a syringe. However, when the syringe broke, he hacked her with a machete. She was rushed to the hospital but died on the way. The police have arrested Shivananda.

Three killed
Three persons were killed and 13 injured, four of them critically, when a van plunged into a lake near Nelamangala on Saturday night.

Nagendra (25), Joel (25) and Nagaraju (22), all from Peenya, are the dead. The injured Leo, Sandeep, Anil, Raghavendra, Ganesh, Shashikumar, Pradeep, Afsar, Tarun, Arun, R Manjunath and Manjunath were rushed to a private hospital in Nelamangala. The conditions of Anil, Raghavendra, Ganesh and Shashikumar are stated to be critical.
According to the police, all the friends were returning to Bangalore after a picnic at Goravanahalli when the driver lost control and the vehicle plunged into Kuluvanahalli lake. Passersby alerted the police and rescued the passengers. However, Nagendra and Joel had died when they were lifted out of the water. The injured were rushed to a private hospital, where Nagaraju breathed his last, said Nelamangala rural police.

Woman found hanging
A 27-year-old woman, Nethravathi, was found hanging at her house in Kamalanagar in Basaveshwarnagar police limits on Sunday evening.

Nethravathi, a resident of Kamalanagar, was a receptionist at a private firm. Her father had opposed her plans of marrying a man of her choice. She was found hanging from a ceiling fan. The incident came to light when her parents and younger sister returned home in the evening, said the police.

Temple burgled
Thieves struck at a temple in Byatarayanapura police limits on Saturday night and decamped with cash and jewellery.

According to Gururaj, the priest of Kalikamba temple, near BDA park in Avalahalli, the thieves gained entry inside the temple, collected ornaments placed on Shivalinga, Kameshwari and Vinayak idols, broke open the offering box (hundi) and absconded. The theft came to light on Sunday morning when he came to the temple. The offering box was not opened for the last couple of months. They only collected the currency notes and did not touch the coins, he added in the complaint.

Jewellery stolen from car
Thieves broke open the window panes of a car parked in front of a wedding hall and lifted a bag containing jewellery in Commercial Street police limits on Saturday night.
The police said the incident took place in front of Gulisthan Shadi Mahal on Infantry Road between 11 pm and midnight. The car owner Syed Katib (34), a software engineer at a private firm in ITPL and a resident of Sanjaynagar, and his wife were inside the hall to attend the ceremony when the miscreants struck, added the police.

Katib told the police they had kept the bag containing jewellery beneath the seat. The couple entered the hall around 11 pm and returned around midnight. The stolen jewellery is valued at around Rs eight lakh.

Women robbed
Miscreants robbed two women of their gold chains in two separate incidents in the City on Saturday night.

Two unidentified persons followed Joye (38), a home maker, her daughter and husband when they were returning from an internet centre around 10.20 pm on Nehru Road, Banasawadi.

The miscreant snatched Joye’s gold chain in front of Jyothi school and ran away. He escaped with his friend, who was waiting in a bike.

In another incident in Banashankari second stage, two  persons robbed a home maker of her gold chain on Saturday. The incident took place when the victim, Rukmini and her husband Varadarajan were returning home. The thief fled in a two-wheeler after committing the crime.

Customer attacked
A verbal duel between a petrol bunk attendant and a customer ended in the latter being admitted to a hospital in Basaveshwaranagar on Sunday.

The trouble began when Girish questioned Putta, the attendant, for not filling the correct quantity of petrol. After some exchange of words, Putta attacked Girish with the petrol filling gun. Girish had stitches on his head, said the police. Based on Girish’s complaint, the police have registered a case and have collected CCTV footage as evidence.

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