Woman gangs up with lover to kill alcoholic husband

A woman and her paramour were arrested on Friday for allegedly killing her husband and dumping his body in a stormwater drain in Kengeri, West Bengaluru, earlier this month.

Neela (30) had married 35-year-old Madhusoodhan 10 years ago. The couple were living at Chowdeshwari Nagar near Rajagopalanagar and have an eight-year-girl and a four-year-old son.

Madhusoodhan was addicted to alcohol and would quarrel with his wife every day. The marital discord brought Neela closer to Pradeep (32), a neighbour.  Madhusoodhan got wind of the affair and started assaulting Neela. Fed up with the torment, she hatched a plan with Pradeep to kill Madhusoodhan.

Accordingly, on the night of October 10, they strangled Madhusoodhan, took his body by a Canter to Kengeri and dumped it in a drain there. The body eventually flowed to the Vrushabhavathi River near Bidadi.

In an alleged attempt to mislead the police, Neela filed a missing person complaint at the jurisdictional Rajagopalnagar police station. A few days later, police found a body in the river and suspected that it was Madhusoodhan’s. When questioned, Neela confessed to the crime. Pradeep was arrested later, DCP (North) Chethan Singh Rathore said. Both of them have been remanded in judicial custody.

Madhusoodhan worked as a mechanic while Pradeep is a driver.

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