Doctor's wife found dead

Doctor's wife found dead

A decomposed body of a woman was found at her relatives’ house on Monday evening under Jeevan Bima Nagar police station limits.

According to the police, the victim, Lakshmi (22), was the wife of Dr Devaraj, of Mysore.
Police said, Dr Devaraj is a dermatologist at the Kaya Skin Clinic in the City. He was married to Lakshmi since November, last year. Both of them used to visit Devaraj’s sister, Shweta’s house at HAL 2nd stage very often.

On Friday, Shweta and her husband Sashidhar had gone to Mysore to attend a family function and had given the key to their landlord, as they were aware that Devaraj would visit their place along with Lakshmi on Saturday.

Devaraj and Lakshmi visited Sashidhar’s house on Saturday and collected the key from the landlord. Apart from the landlord, Sachin, a relative of Sashidhar had also seen the couple in the afternoon, before leaving for Mysore. The delivery boy of a hotel had last seen the couple watching television in the afternoon, while delivering the food parcel,” the police said.

When Shweta and Sashidhar came back from Mysore on Monday evening, they found the door locked and were under impression that the duo might have left for Mysore and tried to reach Devaraj on his cellphone. When they asked the landlord for the key, the couple realised that Devaraj had not handed it back.

Finally, they managed to get into the house with the help of a duplicate key, only to find Lakshmi’s decomposed body in the bedroom. There are no injury marks on her body and she could have been smothered to death, according to the police. Devaraj is absconding.
According to Lakshmi’s father Veerappa, Devaraj used to torture Lakshmi to bring Rs 20 lakh as dowry, as he was planning to open his own clinic in the City. Lakshmi was studying in final year BSc at St Phelomina College, Mysore.