Man stabs wife to death

Man stabs wife to death

Angered by a trivial matter, a man stabbed his wife to death at their house in 4th Cross, Kumarswamy Layout before attempting suicide on Friday morning.

Rajesh, 35, and Sharada, 25, had been married for 12 years. According to KS Layout police, the couple hailed from Mysore, and were in the process of obtaining a divorce.

The incident occurred after the two began to argue over a minor issue. Losing his temper, Rajesh, grabbed a knife and stabbed Sharada 43 times in the chest, abdomen and back, police said. After Sharada collapsed, bleeding badly, a horrified Rajesh stabbed himself in an attempt to commit suicide, police added.

Hearing Sharada’s cries, neighbours rushed into the home. They also summoned police who arrived to find Rajesh still welding the knife. Police rushed the couple to a nearby hospital where Sharada succumbed to her injuries. Rajesh, who is recovering from his injuries, has been booked under Section 302 (murder) IPC.

The couple’s three children, two girls and a boy, were at the home of their grandparents in Heggadadevanakote for summer holidays, when the incide  Rajesh was employed as a plumber while  Sharada worked at a garment factory.

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