Man kills wife, attempts suicide

Meenakshi (56) was murdered by her husband Babu Gowda (56) who is a resident of Nekkare in Badagannur village. Babu Gowda, after killing his wife attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison. He has been admitted at Puttur Government hospital. His condition is critical. It has been learnt that Babu Gowda tried to commit suicide only after confirming Meenakshi’s death.

Babu Gowda-Meenakshi couple have three sons and two daughters. The elder son Vasanth is a lorry driver in Mangalore and younger son Prashanth is doing a business in Sullia. Babu Gowda, an alchoholic was living with his wife, another son Prakash and two daughters.

He has been accused of creating nuisances at home every night  coming home drunk.   The reason behind Babu Gowda committing the crime because his wife and children neglected him. Sampya police have registered the case.

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