Man stabs estranged wife to death

A 35-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband, who suspected her fidelity, at her house in Kumaraswamy Layout on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim Hemavathi was married to Marappa alias Vijay for six years. But they were living separately as Marappa had married another woman and was living with her in Jigani, the police said.

Hemavathi, who worked as a housekeeping staff, lived in a rented house along with her sister and mother Parvathamma in Bendre Nagar. Vijay, who works as a driver of a BBMP garbage vehicle, used to frequent Hemavathi's house and kept a watch on her as he suspected her fidelity. Whenever Vijay used to come to her house, she objected to it.

Around 1.30 pm on Wednesday, he barged into the house when Hemavathi was about to have a bath. He pulled her out of the bathroom and stabbed her four to five times with a kitchen knife. Her mother Parvathamma, who was sitting outside the house after lunch, heard her screams and rushed inside. Marappa slashed her hand and escaped, the police said.

Hearing their screams, some neighbours rushed to their help and shifted the the two women to hospital. Hemavathi was declared brought dead. The Kumaraswamy Layout police have registered a case and are on the lookout for Marappa.

Man attacks wife
In another incident, a 25-year-old woman was partially blinded after her husband attacked her with a 'dosa pan' over a domestic row in Kothanur on Wednesday.

The victim Radha and her husband Prahlad Ojha from Odisha had come to the city a fortnight ago and were living in a rented house in Nagenahalli, the police said. Ojha, who worked for a construction company, used to frequently quarrel with Radha, suspecting her fidelity. On Wednesday, Ojha had a heated argument with Radha and accused her of of talking to other men. He attacked her with a pan several times.

Due to the severe blows, Radha suffered head injuries and collapsed. Neighbours, who heard the commotion, rushed her to a nearby private hospital. Doctors said that she had partially lost her vision due to the impact of head injuries. The Kothanur police have taken up a case of attempt to murder and have launched a hunt for Ojha.
 

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