Property dispute: Advocate's attempt to murder sister foiled

 
The accused has been identified as Rajashekhar (56), a resident of Wilson Garden. The victim, Umadevi (58), who stays at Cubbonpet, is battling for life in Victoria Hospital, said the police. Umadevi and her sister Indiramma had left the house around 10.30 am for the Civil Court as Umadevi was to appear for hearing pertaining to a property dispute involving her brother. Rajashekhar, who was waiting in a bus shelter on KG Road, noticed Umadevi in the Bannappa Park and went towards her. He had covered his face with a monkey cap and was carrying a lethal weapon in a polythene bag.

When she came close he took out the weapon and tried to hit her head. A shocked Umadevi tried to protect her head with her right hand. She sustained severe injuries on her right  wrist as two of her fingers were separated when he hit her. Then Rajashekhar hit her head a second time and started running away. Some people in the park managed to catch him, snatched the weapon and handed him over to the police. Umadevi was immediately shifted to Victoria Hospital, added the police.

Umadevi’s daughter Chaitra KN told Deccan Herald: “Umadevi and Rajashekhar jointly own eight houses on Cubbonpet. She is staying in one of the houses and has rented out remaining seven. Both had agreed to share 50 per cent each of the rent. However, he demanded  to sell the houses in 2004 which was main cause for the problem. He had assaulted my mother in the City Civil Court premises in 2005.”

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