Deceased spouse’s kin homicide man over little one custody

The Rajarajeshwari Nagar police have arrested a man and his cousin for murdering his brother-in-law for allegedly ill-treating his wife who died of a cardiac ailment and fighting for the custody of his child with his wife’s family members. The deceased has been identified as Sathish, a hairdresser and a resident of RR Nagar. The victim was found stabbed on his stomach and with his neck slit on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. “As it was raining in the night, no one could hear any unusual sounds, but in the morning a neighbor saw blood seeping out of the door and informed me and I went to check with a duplicate key and found Sathish lying in a pool of blood,” said Hemanth Kumara, the house owner.

He immediately informed the police who rushed to the spot. According to the police, Sathish was married to the woman, a heart patient in 2014, and there were some domestic disputes between the couple. When her health deteriorated and she died later, her family members accused Sathish of being behind her death. They then started fighting for the custody of Sathish’s child. Meanwhile, witnesses told BM that when Sathish’s wife was unwell, he would take her to the hospital and she died there due to the heart ailment. Sathish’s brother-in-law Sudharshan and his cousin Nagendra had planned the murder and had come to his house that night and stabbed and slit him to death. They then took Sathish’s vehicle and fled the spot. “We have handed over the CCTV footage DVR to the police,” said Hemanth Kumara.

The RR Nagar arrested the two accused in a couple of hours of being in knowledge of the crime.

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