Estranged man murders wife near five star hotel

The couple, married two years ago, have two sons

Estranged man murders wife near five star hotel

In a disturbing incident, a man bludgeoned his wife to death on early hours of Tuesday, in the city.

Amit, aged 36 years and car driver by profession beat his wife Priya (32) to death, with a sickle near a five star hotel off JLB road at 5.30 am. He later surrendered himself at jurisdictional Devaraja police station. Though the reasons behind the incident is said to be incompatibility in the relationship, it is said that Amit was in dire straits. He was also doubting his wife’s fidelity.

Priya who was working as a housekeeping staff at Hotel Regaalis, a five star hotel, was entering the hotel through the backside gate facing the quarters of Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI), when she was stopped by her husband.

After the wordy duel, Amit pulled out the sickle and hit his wife's neck resulting in her death later. Priya fought her husband back, and also pushed him to the ground, injuring him in the process.

The couple who have been married for 10 years have two sons. It was a love marriage. Following differences, the couple was living separately for the past two years. Priya was living with her parents at Belagola, while Amit was staying in Hinkal.

Amit who was in heavy debt, had sought his wife's help. Priya had also helped him by arranging up to Rs two lakh.

On Monday too, Amit went to his estranged wife for help, but priya had not indulged him. Irked, Amit had allegedly threatened to get rid of her. On Tuesday, he boarded the same bus his wife took to her work place.

He made a vain bid to speak to her in the bus. After Priya alighted at Metropole Circle, Amit followed her, hacked her to death. A case has been registered.

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