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Wife killer sentenced to life

Last Updated : 28 September 2011, 18:48 IST
Last Updated : 28 September 2011, 18:48 IST

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The convict, Shanthakumar, a resident of Kumbalahalli, was married to Bhagyamma (21) for six months. Shanthakumar had received Rs one lakh in cash and 400 gm of gold from his in-laws. An autorickshaw driver by profession, he had pledged the gold and bought two cars from the money to run a travel agency.

Bhagyamma began pestering Shanthakumar to recover the gold. Following another altercation on the matter, Shanthakumar poured kerosene on his wife and set her afire.

She was rushed to a hospital where she died.

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Published 28 September 2011, 18:48 IST

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