Bengaluru man kills wife, takes body to Tamil Nadu forest for burning

Bengaluru: A 30-year-old techie was allegedly murdered by her husband at his restaurant in Sampangirama Nagar and he took the body to Kamandoddi forest in Tamil Nadu and burnt it. The incident took place a month ago, but came light after the husband’s arrest on February 6. The deceased, Akshatha, worked as a software engineer in a private firm at Hebbal. She got married to Chandrakanth, who owns a restaurant, 10 years ago and they have a 4-year-old son. Chandrakanth suspected his wife was having an affair and the couple used to have frequent fights over this.

According to the police, on January 9 Chandrakanth fought with his wife and in fit of anger he strangulated her to death. He hid her body in his restaurant and called his friend Rajvindhar Singh for help. The duo waited till night and put the body into their car and drove it towards Tamil Nadu. They stopped their vehicle near Kamandoddi forest and burnt the body using diesel. Rajvindhar took her phone and went to Hyderabad, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and other cities, while Chandrakanth returned home and informed everyone that she was out on an official trip.

On January 23, Akshatha’s mother, Rekha filed a missing complaint with the Sampangirama Nagar police station. In her complaint she stated that on January 9, around 12 noon, she and her daughter had gone to Chandrakanth’s Silver Spoon hotel and restaurant to meet him.

Akshatha told her to wait till she returns and went inside the hotel. When she did not return after half an hour she went to enqire at the hotel. Chandrakath told her that she had left long ago after taking Rs 50,000 from him. She told the police that she initially thought Akshatha had gone to meet friends or relatives. But after she checked with everyone and later tried to contact Akshatha many times, which went unanswered, she realized that she was missing.

The police tried to trace her phone location, but it was constantly on move. During investigation the police found the couple used to fight often and they interrogated her husband, who confessed to the crime. 

The Sampangirama Nagar police contacted the Shoolagiri police and her description matched with the burnt body found in their limits. The police arrested both the accused.


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