Crime file: Pregnant woman held for killing husband

Pregnant woman held for killing husband
Praveen Kumar | DC
Bengaluru: A pregnant woman was arrested by Varthur police for allegedly killing her husband with the help of her paramour and two other people. The accused also tried attempted to cover their tracks by making it seem like a suicide, hoping to hinder the investigation. 
A complaint by the brother of the deceased, who suspected foul play and a subsequent post-mortem report revealed that the death was caused by external injuries. On interrogation, she confessed to the crime.
She was arrested and a search has been launched for her three accomplices. Police have identified the woman as Sumalatha, a resident of Thigalara Beedi in Varthur. The other three accused are her paramour Suresh and his two friends, Madesha and Nagaraja.
Babu, a private company employee, was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Saturday. The next day, Sumalatha called her in-laws claiming her husband hanged himself. Before relatives and the police arrived, the body had been moved to a sleeping position in the bedroom. On Sunday, M Muniraju, brother of Babu filed a complaint on suspicions of foul play.
Police found a plastic wire around the deceased’s neck, another wire tied to the ceiling. and external injuries on the body. The initial autopsy from doctors at Vydehi hospital where the body was sent for post mortem was inconclusive.
The second report from doctors of forensic medicine at Vydehi Hospital stated that the death might be due to the external injuries, police said.
Police summoned Sumalatha and interrogated her after which she confessed to killing her husband. She has claimed that she became pregnant after having an affair with her paramour Suresh and was afraid of what her husband would say if he found out.
On Saturday night when her husband slept after having dinner, Sumalatha, Suresh and two others killed Babu by strangulating him with a plastic wire, the police said.
Next: Stolen goods worth Rs 48L recovered

Stolen goods worth Rs 48L recovered
Bengaluru: East division police claim to have solved 20 cases in connection with a spree of robberies and have arrested seven people including a woman. Stolen property worth Rs. 48.5 lakh has been recovered from the accused.
Commercial Street police have arrested three burglars and recovered 78 grams of gold, cash worth Rs. 2.7 lakh and $471 a total worth of Rs. 31.5 lakh.
The accused have been identified as Imran Khan alias Chor Imran alias Immu, 22, of Valmiki Nagar on Mysore Road, Ameer Khan alias Chotu, 22, of Gurappanapalya and Rizwan Baig, 24, of Dodda Mavalli near Lalbagh.
Police said the accused would go to houses at random and ring the door bell. If nobody responded after several tries, they broke in and robbed the place. Seven cases have been solved after the arrests.
“Imran, has been inv­olved in 40 cases, while Rizwan Baig has 13 cases against him. He was arrested by Vijaynagar police and served time in the central jail. Imran tipped off police on Baig’s involvement in several other cases.
The stolen property was allegedly disposed off by Imran’s father Ejaz Khan Dada Peer. The accused  led lavish lives,” the police added.
In another case, Indiranagar police have arrested Pilkal Nazeer, 51, from Gurappanapalya, for the alleged theft of a brand new Hyundai Verna car worth Rs. 12.4 lakh and a Samsung Galaxy S4 mobile phone.
“Nazeer had stolen the car when it was unloaded from a truck near Blue Hyundai showroom in Kengeri on December 29, 2012. He came to the Samsung showroom on CMH Road in the stolen car and stole the phone. He has been previously arrested for theft by Koramangala and Ashoknagar police,”  police said.
lso arrested Mohammed Umar Sharif, 26, for allegedly kidnapping and robbing a man. “Mohammed Fardeen of Williams Town had filed a case stating three men in a Maruti Swift car accosted him when he was walking on Haynes Road.
The accused then  took him to his house and made sign two blank cheques. They then took him to an ATM counter where they made him withdraw Rs. 20,000 and abandoned him in Ramanagar.
Based on Fardeen’s complaint, Sharif was arrested. Cash worth Rs. 10,000, a mobile phone and the car were recovered,” police said.
Next: Man kills brother over property

Man kills brother over property
Bengaluru: A money dispute ended with a man murdering his older brother at their residence on Chandrappa Road Chandrappa Road in Kamalanagar in the wee hours of Friday.
The accused allegedly tried to mislead his family members and police by telling them the deceased had died of natural causes.
The victim has been identified as Muniya, 26. Police have have arrested the accused, his younger brother, Gangadhar alias Ganga, 23. Both were labourers.
Police said the duo’s father had seven children, four sons and three daughters.  Muniya and Ganga were the only two living with their father. Recently, their father sold a site in Kamalanagar and splitting the money led to differences between the two boys.
“The duo fought over the matter on Thursday evening and Ganga attacked Muniya with a wooden log, injuring him. Later that night, after Muniya slept, Ganga allegedly smashed his head in with a grinding stone and murdered him.
In the morning, he washed the blood off the body and  left it outside, saying Muniya died a natural death. Locals found his story suspicious and informed the police. We rushed to the spot and found blood in the room. When Ganga grilled,he confessed to the murder,” the police explained.Further investigations are on.
Next: Three arrested for murder of auto driver

Three arrested for murder of auto driver
Hyderabad: Three persons were arrested by the Mailerdevpally police in connection with the murder of Syed Anwar Hussain, 45, an autorickshaw driver, on Saturday, June 15.
The accused are all related to the victim. The victim allegedly had illicit relationship with another woman which led to his murder.
The accused are Saleem, brother-in-law, Javid, the deceased’s step-son and Mahamood, the deceased’s brother.
The deceased’s wife was also aware of the plan. The incident came to light on Sunday, June 16, when the police received the information and reached the spot.
According to B. Ramesh, the victim was attacked by some unknown persons with sharp weapons near  his residence, in Ali Nagar, due to which he died on the spot.
The accused after the incident escaped from the spot. The police reached the spot, and shifted the body to the Osmania General Hospital, for a post mortem.A murder case under Section 302 of the IPC was registered and the investigation is on.
On Friday, after interrogation of all the accused, on suspicion, they were arrested and sent to judicial remand.
Anwar Hussain, the victim, was  a  womanizer and alcoholic and would often have fights with his wife, after he was drunk.
Apart from this, he allegedly had illicit relationships with other women. This triggered anger amongst the family members who hatched the plan to eliminate him.
Next: Techie couple assaulted, robbed

Techie couple assaulted, robbed
Chennai: Two software engineers, engaged to be married, were assaulted and robbed by a four-member gang while they were sitting and chatting in a parked car on the side of IT highway on Thursday night in Thazhambur.
According to the police, 28-year-old I. Raja, working in a software firm in Old Mahabalipuram Road, a.k.a. Rajiv Gandhi Salai, and his 26 year-old fiancé, who is also working in a software firm on the same road were sitting and chatting in her car near Thazhambur when a gang of four knocked on the car windows and dragged the two out.
Though the two resisted, the gang assaulted them and snatched their mobile phones from them.
“They also took away Rs 1,500 from Raja’s pockets besides forcing him to withdraw Rs 4,000 from his ATM account,” a relative of Raja told this newspaper.
Raja had travelled in his bike to meet his fiancé, while she, a resident of OMR, had come in her car. He had parked his bike near the car and was sitting and chatting with the woman inside the car when the gang noticed them.
A complaint has been lodged with the Thazhambur police station in Kancheepuram district.

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