Forced to marry seventh time, woman kills father

He exploited daughter and sons-in-law for money

Police have arrested a woman on the charge of killing her father after he forced her to part ways with her sixth husband, and marry for a seventh time.

Asha Rani alias Mamatha, 26, a resident of Attibele, allegedly poisoned her father Balraj, 52, and with the help of her relatives, threw his body into a lake early this month, Hebbagodi police said.

Balraj, a native of Madhagondapalli in Tamil Nadu, had settled in Bangalore years ago. He had married three women allegedly for money. Rani was his second daughter from his first wife. Soon after the first wedding, he forced Rani to part ways with her husband and marry another man.

He also picked quarrel with her husband, extracted money from him and ensured that she separated from him. She then went on to marry six men, police said.

Rani had promised her sixth husband that she would not desert him. She decided to kill her father when he pressured her to marry another man.

She approached her relatives, Sashi (one of the brothers of her fourth husband Nagaraju), her brother Murali (the son of Balaraj’s third wife Nagarathna), and two others, and hatched a conspiracy to kill her father.

As planned, Rani gave Balraj a poison-laced alcoholic drink and when he passed away, they threw his body into Iglur lake near Chandapura on October 5.

Police said they were ascertaining what really led to Balraj’s murder. They are also on the lookout for the other suspects and Mamatha’s husbands.

Assailants still at large

The Central Crime Branch police have intensified the search for men who had shot at the car of real estate baron, Dayanand Pai, at Basavanagudi recently.

“Police are investigating the matter and are on the lookout for the assailants. It is claimed that Hebbet Manja masterminded the shooting which was carried out by his associates. We are verifying the claims,” Joint Commissioner of Police (crime east division) B Dayananda said.


Gang-rape case

The West Division police are yet to achieve a breakthrough in the alleged gang-rape of a student of the National Law School of India University on the college campus last week.
“Our teams are working hard to arrest the suspects and there is no trace of them yet.

Police rounded up around 50 youths on Thursday and subjected them to rigorous questioning, but did not take them into custody,” said DCP (West) S N Siddaramappa.

Youth ends life

B Srinivas, 24, a resident of Devasandra was found dead, hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence in KR Puram on Thursday. He owned a shop near his house. Police said Srinivas left a note saying he ended his life due to depression over his relationship with a girl in Jayamahal extension. They had quarreled recently.

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