MANDYA: A man killed his wife right in front of their daughter over a domestic dispute at Aralakuppe village in Pandavapura taluk on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Shobha (43) and the accused is Manohar (48).
Twenty-three years ago, Shobha and Manohar fell in love and got married despite her parents’ opposition. The couple have two children. Manohar consumed alcohol every day and quarrelled with his wife.
On Tuesday, Manohar picked a fight with his wife over a vehicle loan. Shobha had gifted a bike to her son by taking out a loan and she was not able to pay the instalments for the last three months. The finance company called Manohar and asked him to pay the dues. The staff even went to their house home and pressured them to pay up the instalments. Manohar got drunk over this, started a fight with wife Shobha and attacked her in anger.
Shobha suffered severe blood loss and died as the ambulance did not reach in time. Manohar escaped from the house, but locals caught him and informed the police. A case has been registered at the Srirangapatana Rural police station.
“No one came forward to help us even though I begged them to take my mother to the hospital. When I called the ambulance, they said it would take half an hour to reach. When we reached the hospital, the doctors announced she was dead. My father should be punished and I will testify in court because I believe it was a planned murder”, said Anusha, the couple’s daughter.