Wife’s murder: Man sentenced to life

Mysuru, September 28:- A man from Suttur village in Nanjangud taluk has been handed a life sentence for murdering his wife in 2016. Shivanna has been held guilty by the fifth District and Sessions Court here.

Shivanna had married Devi 2012. At the time of marriage, was given Rs 50,000 as dowry. Everything was fine initially but Shivanna started harassing his wife for more dowry and used to torture her physically. He was counselled on many occasions but it proved to be futile.

On the night of March 27 in 2016, Shivanna killed his wife and dumped her body in a bush. A month later, the police recovered Devi’s saree, skull and chain and a case was registered at Badavanavalu Police Station. Nanjangud AC Divya Sara Thomas submitted a charge sheet to the court.

After hearing the case, Justice K Doddegowda held Shivanna guilty of the murder. Besides the life sentence, Shivanna was also been asked to pay a fine of Rs 18,000 and Rs 10,000 to Devi’s parents. The District Law Committee has also been advised to get the right compensation for Devi’s parents. Public prosecutor Nagappa C Nakman represented the state government.

Case filed against youth

A case has been filed at Lashkar Police Station against a youth for attacking MCC health officers. G V Yogesh was verifying documents at a shop on KT Street when he was attacked by Qasif. Yogesh and his colleague Manjula were at the shop when the incident took place. MCC health inspector Dr Jayanth filed a complaint at the police station and a case has been registered.

Dowry death suspected

Following the death of a woman of Ganesh Nagar in N R Mohalla, her brother has alleged his sister was harassed and done to death for want of more dowry.

The victim has been identified as Kumari (25). Her brother Nagesh has accused the in-laws of murdering his sister. A native of Kudlapura in Nanjangud taluk, Kumari got married to Mahesh in 2018. The lady was harassed frequently for more dowry. Though the in-laws claim it is a suicide, Nagesh alleged there were wound marks on his sister’s neck. He has held Mahesh, Basammani, Mahadeva Shetty Chaitra and Manu guilty of the murder. A case has been filed at Udayagiri Police Station. (MR/KS)


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