Woman found murdered, husband's role suspected

A 24-year-old woman was found murdered at her house in Madiwala police limits on Tuesday. The victim is Munilakshmi, a resident of Bandepalya. 

Munilakshmi, a homemaker, was married to Anil Kumar four years ago. Kumar is the son of the victim’s aunt. He works in a factory in Bangalore and hails from Chikkaballapur. The couple have a two-year-old daughter, police said.

The couple were not on good terms over the last few months and there used to be regular fights between them. Kumar had taken to alcohol and had borrowed loans from various sources as he was facing a financial problem, police said.

The couple fought over a petty issue on Tuesday afternoon. He strangled her and went out of the house along with his daughter. He locked the house from outside and went to the residence of the victim’s sister in Madiwala. He left his daughter there and told his sister’s family that he will be back after some time.

The family members grew suspicious as he did not return. They kept calling him, but his cellphone was not reachable. They called up Munilakshmi, but there was no response from her. They went to the house, broke open the door, went inside and saw her lying dead on the floor, police said.

The police suspect the involvement of Kumar as he is absconding. He will be arrested shortly, DCP (Southeast) Rohini Katoch Sepat said.

Youth rapes minor, held

A youth was arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Peenya on Wednesday. The suspect is Santosh, a resident of Sapatagiri Layout.

According to police, Santosh developed a friendship with his 13-year-old neighbour. He would meet the girl whenever she was alone in the house and managed to have a physical relationship, which resulted in her pregnancy, police said.

Her parents took the girl to a nearby hospital on Wednesday after she complained of stomach pain. After examining her, the doctors told the parents that she was pregnant. They were shocked and questioned her.

 She disclosed her affair with Santosh, police said. Based on a complaint, the police booked Santosh and arrested him.

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