Karnataka woman bludgeoned to death by live-in partner

by IANS |

Bengaluru, Jan 14 (IANS) The Karnataka Police have arrested a man on charges of hammering his live-in partner to death over suspicion. The accused tried to misguide the investigation by trying to project the cause of death as excessive consumption of alcohol, police said on Friday.

The incident took place last week at a rented accommodation of the 45-year-old accused person in Beereshwaranagar near Chunchaghatta Main Road in Bengaluru. The accused identified as Manjunath is a bar bender.

According to police, Manjunath was in a relationship with Manjula, the deceased, a housekeeping staff at an insurance company. Manjunath had assaulted the victim with a hammer on ribs, legs and killed her on January 6. He later maintained that she had fallen unconscious after consuming alcohol.

The accused took her to hospital the next day, where she was declared dead. When doctors suspected that the death had occurred much earlier and questioned Manjunath, he left the body and disappeared.

The deceased Manjula, mother of two children lived with Manjunath for two years. Her husband went missing eight years ago and never returned. The accused Manjunath, whom she lived with suspected her character and fought over the issue.

On January 6, Manjunath lost his temper after a quarrel and assaulted her with a hammer on ribs and legs. The next day, pretending as if nothing happened, he told people that she had fallen unconscious after consuming alcohol and took her to a hospital in an auto. The police who took up the investigation suspected his role and a post-mortem report confirmed their suspicions following which Manjunath was arrested.

Latest News
Heavy rain continue to pound K'taka; landslide threat in coastal dist Fri, May 20, 2022, 03:49 PM
Lalu, daughter Misa raided by CBI in 'land for job' scam Fri, May 20, 2022, 02:58 PM
Azam Khan finally released, greeted by Shivpal Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:54 PM
Daughter lived with mother's body for 10 days Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:46 PM
UP: Man held for killing son, daughter-in-law Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:38 PM
Six feared trapped after tunnel along Jammu-Srinagar highway collapses Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:32 PM
MP: OBC body calls for 'state bandh' on Saturday; Cong extends support Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:22 PM
Meta Cloud hosting services now available for businesses on WhatsApp Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:17 PM
Attacks against me should be viewed through political lens: Musk Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:16 PM
Google says Android 13 Beta to have support for braille displays Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:14 PM
Twitter's new policy to hide tweets with false information during crisis Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:09 PM
India to introduce indigenous TB infection skin test 'c-TB' Fri, May 20, 2022, 12:07 PM
Wildfires near Ukraine's Chernobyl plant pose no radioactive threat: IAEA Fri, May 20, 2022, 11:53 AM
UN chief urges reintegrating agricultural production of Russia, Ukraine into world markets Fri, May 20, 2022, 11:50 AM
India warns against 'hoarding, speculation' causing 'unjustifiable' food prices Fri, May 20, 2022, 11:47 AM