Pani puri vendor murder: Wife, paramour charged

Bengaluru: Two days after a 34-year-old pani puri vendor was brutally hacked to death in front of his wife at his residence in Kurubarahalli, the Mahalakshmi Layout police have arrested three people, including the wife of the deceased, on charges of murder on Saturday.

The prime accused, Anitha (22), wife of the deceased Narasimhamurthy, hatched the plan to eliminate her husband along with her paramour Roshan (24), an AC technician at a sugar factory and his colleague Somaraj (27).

Anitha initially misled the police by stating that the murder was carried out by her ex-paramour Praveen and later confessed to killing her husband along with her present paramour Roshan and his friend Somaraj.

Anitha got married to Narasimhamurthy seven years ago and the couple has a five-year-old child. She told the police that she and Roshan had an affair and used to meet at her residence in Kurubarahalli, when Narasimhamurthy was away.

One day Narasimhamurthy returned home early and caught them in a compromising position. Since then he used to torture her, Anitha told her interrogators. She told police that she wanted to get rid of Narasimhamurthy, as he was becoming a hindrance in her affair with Roshan.

Anitha met Roshan on FB
It all started a few months ago when Anitha received a friend request from Roshan, a native of Chamarajanagar. They started chatting and soon exchanged their mobile numbers. They began calling each other and later got into a sexual relationship.

After some time, Anitha began calling up Roshan to her house, while Narasimhamurthy was away. After Narasimhamurthy got to know about this, he started consuming alcohol regularly and used to fight with Anitha.

She along with Roshan executed their plan to kill her husband on Thursday when Narasimhamurthy came home drunk.

How Anitha misled police
In her complaint, Anitha said that Murthy returned home at around 10.30 pm on Thursday. As they chatted after dinner, three armed men barged in, sprayed something on her, knocking her unconscious and presumably proceeded to attack Murthy. She regained consciousness in the morning and found her husband’s body stuffed in a gunny bag. 

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