Woman ends life after kin of husband shoots dead her lover

Lawyer Amit Keshavamurthy suffered two bullet wounds

Woman ends life after kin of husband shoots dead her lover
In a shocking incident, a married woman committed suicide minutes after her lover, an advocate, was reportedly shot dead by one of the family members of her husband near Acharya College in Soladevanahalli police limits on Friday.

Shruthi Gowda (33) rushed profusely bleeding Amit Keshavamurthy (35) to Sapthagiri Hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead. She then committed suicide by hanging herself at a lodge on Hesaraghatta Road.

Shruthi’s husband Rajesh, a realtor and a GP member, and her father-in-law have surrendered to the Soladevanahalli police along with the licensed revolver used in the crime. The police are yet to ascertain who pulled the trigger. Amit Keshavmurthy, a resident of MEI Layout in Bagalgunte, was married and had a son. He studied law at London and returned to the city only eight months ago, police said.

Amit was practising law under his father Gopalkrishna. He was having an affair with Shruthi, a panchayat development officer at Gollarahalli GP in Nelamangala taluk.

According to the police, The duo had gone on an outing to Hesaraghatta after Amit met Shruthi at her workplace. She drove Amit in her husband’s Maruti Swift, to Hesaraghatta at around 3 pm. Rajesh had doubted his wife’s fidelity and had fitted a GPS device to the car.

The lovers had parked their car at an isolated place near Acharya College. They were shocked to see Shruthi’s husband and father-in-law. Soon there was a scuffle and two shots were fired at Amit. Shruthi drove a profusely bleeding Amit to Sapthagiri Hospital.

She admitted Amit to the emergency ward and slipped out of the hospital without giving any information to the hospital authorities except the patient's name. She then rented a room at a lodge nearby and committed suicide.

“Amit suffered two bullet wounds in his left chest and on his right arm. The hospital authorities said he was brought dead. It is yet to be ascertained whether he suffered multiple bullet injuries. We are still questioning Shruthi’s father-in-law and husband,” DCP North Labhu Ram told DH.
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