'Second wife plotted realtor's murder for share in property'

 The estranged second wife of a real estate businessman, with the help of her brother and his associate, “plotted” the abduction and murder of her husband in Kamakshipalya, police said. 

The victim, Krishnappa, 28, was abducted by a gang on Tuesday. His car was traced to Kumbalgodu and his body was found in a drain in Kanva Layout, Sunnaghatta village, Channapatna on Wednesday. 

The body was spotted by some residents who then alerted the Channapatna Rural police. Once the victim’s identity was established, the Channapatna Rural police informed their counterparts at the Jnanabharathi police station. The victim’s first wife later confirmed his identity. 

Police suspect that Krishnappa’s second wife Vrinda, along with her brother and his associate, “conspired” to abduct and murder him after he refused to give her share in his property and even threatened to divorce her. 

Vrinda’s brother and his associate have been arrested but she is at large, police said. Krishnappa had married Vrinda, a widow, shortly after she came to work in the accounts section in his office. He also divorced his first wife. Vrinda allegedly began “blackmailing” him and had been demanding a share in his property for the last few days, police said. Things came a to head when her relatives also began threatening him. 

But a defiant Krishnappa refused to share any of his properties with Vrinda and even decided to divorce her. At the same time, he began spending more time with his children from first wife. 

He even sought to patch things up with her. This infuriated Vrinda. She and her relatives then “plotted” to murder him for a share in his property, police stressed. 

DCP (West) Labhu Ram said efforts were on to arrest Vrinda whose mobile phone had been switched off. 

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