In a first, Karnataka court awards life term to man 11 days after murdering wife

Chitradurga: A court has sentenced a 75-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his wife, just 11 days after the crime took place.

Chitradurga District and Sessions Court Judge S B Vastramutt on Saturday sentenced Parameshwaraswamy to life and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him. According to the prosecution, the man had killed his 63-year-old wife, Puttamma, suspecting her fidelity, in Valse village on June 27.

"This is the first time in Karnataka that a man has been convicted for murder just 11 days after the crime was committed," Chitradurga Superintendent of Police Srinath Joshi told news agency PTI.

Parameshwaraswamy was arrested within six hours of the crime, the investigating officer cracked the case within two days and submitted the charge sheet before the court, he said, adding the convict's son provided vital leads to crack the case quickly.

"Girish told us that his father often picked up quarrels with his mother and constantly accused her of having affairs with other men in the village. In one such case, he lost his temper and killed her," the police said.

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