Man strangles niece for spoiling his marriage

Man strangles niece for spoiling his marriage

A 25-year-old woman was allegedly strangled by her uncle who was enraged at her attempts to create a rift between him and his wife, that had eventually ended their marriage.

Police said they arrested the suspect, Ganesh, hours after he brutally strangled his niece, Latha, with a sari at her house at 7th Cross, Muniyappa Layout, Garvebhavipalya near Madiwala late on Tuesday night.

According to police, Ganesh’s wife Pushpa had deserted him after differences cropped up between them. She moved to Bangalore where Latha offered her shelter at her home. The deceased even helped Pushpa get a job.

But Ganesh did not take kindly to Latha’s efforts. A few months ago, Latha convinced Pushpa to remarry, to which she agreed. Accordingly, Latha found an alliance and married Pushpa off. Ganesh got enraged after learning about what had happened.

On Tuesday night, he came to Latha’s house, saying he wanted to discuss something. Before reaching the house, he had got heavily drunk.

At the house, Latha offered him dinner, during which, he suddenly pounced on her. In a flash, he pushed her to the cot and strangled her with a sari. At the time, Latha’s husband K S Prakash was not at home. He was away at a hotel where he works.

After the murder, Ganesh locked the house from outside and went home. From there, he called up Latha’s mother Rathnamma and narrated the whole incident. He also told he had taken Latha’s mobile phone along. A shocked Rathnamma called up Prakash and told him what had happened. Prakash then approached the Madiwala police and made a complaint. Police said they arrested Ganesh within hours.

Latha, a native of Kanakapura, had married Prakash despite stiff opposition from her father Shivanna, brother Mahadeva and Ganesh. The couple had moved to the City thereafter. Prakash had regular arguments with his in-laws, police said.


Latha joined a supermarket as a help and Prakash landed a job at a hotel. Although they were happily married, Latha failed to conceive. She convinced her husband to remarry so that he could father a child. She then went to the extent of getting her own sister, Asha, to marry Prakash. According to police, Asha and Prakash got married amid much tension in their families.

Held for mobile theft

Police on Wednesday arrested Mohammad Javed, from Begur, for stealing a mobile phone from a passenger in a moving bus.

Interestingly, Javed was responsible for the suspension of an inspector and three constables attached to the HAL police station on charges of assault and robbery based on his complaint. Javed had complained that Rajesh, the then inspector of HAL police station, and three constables had assaulted and robbed him. The then DCP (Southeast) T D Pawar, following a departmental inquiry, recommended their suspension.

In the latest incident, a passenger, Yashodhar, raised an alarm that his cellphone was stolen just after Javed and his accomplice got down at the RV Dental College bus stop. An alert traffic constable, Shivananda, caught Javed.

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