Man 'kills' mentally unsound sister who didn't want him to work

Man 'kills' mentally unsound sister who didn't want him to work

The post-mortem report has helped police solve the mysterious death of a 28-year-old mentally challenged woman on June 28.

The woman was strangled by none other than her brother over a petty issue, police have concluded.  N Shivakumar, a resident of Anchepet, was fed up with his sister, N Mahalakshmi, who didn’t want him to work as she thought he would desert her as well as their father, Nanjundappa.

Shivakumar had been looking for a job for the past few months but her sister threw a spanner in the works. He tried to convince her but she remained firm. He then decided to kill her.

Accordingly, he strangled her with a wire when she was asleep, police said.

When Mahalakshmi didn’t come out of her bedroom even after 8 pm the next day, her father went in and tried to wake her up. He took her to a private hospital with the help of a relative. Doctors referred her to Victoria Hospital where she was declared brought dead, said the inspector of the jurisdictional City Market police station.

In the post-mortem report, doctors stated that Mahalakshmi had died from ligature strangulation. Nanjundappa was shocked at learning about the report and filed a complaint with the police who then picked up Shivakumar for questioning.

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