Man brought to book after 32 years

A man who had gone underground after attempting to murder his wife, 32 years ago, has been finally brought to book. The man, aged 65 years now, has been awarded 10 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 30,000, as per the order pronounced by the Judge of Principal District and Sessions Court K S Mudgal.

According to Public Prosecutor H E Chinnappa, M Narayan Swamy, a native of Manchandahalli, Kolar taluk, Kolar district has been convicted. He had attempted to murder his second wife Lakshmidevamma, who was also his niece (daughter of maternal uncle Bhyrappa) on March 16, 1983.

Swamy, who had earlier married Chennamma from Choulasandra, Kolar, severed the relationship after 14 years. He later married Lakshmidevamma and came down to Mysuru. After working for sometime at a hotel in Mysuru, he shifted his base to Devalapura in Nanjangud taluk, where he introduced himself as a homoeopathic doctor. It was at that time, Swamy attempted to murder his wife, who was rescued by the villagers.

Swamy, who was arrested by the police, had succeeded in securing a bail. Since then, he had gone underground, only to be caught again in 2014. Lakshmidevamma who had been living with her parents, deposed as a witness against her husband on March 10, the release added.

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