A woman killed her husband’s friend, hitting him on the head with an iron rod in Lava Kusha Nagar near Rajagopala Nagar on Saturday evening. The man was forcing the woman into an extramarital affair, the police said.
Ramya (25) and her husband Mohan (30), natives of Goppenahalli in Hassan district, were arrested for killing cab driver Madhu (30).
Madhu, from the same village, was a distant relative of Mohan. Both came to the city and were staying in a rented house in Hulimavu. Four years ago, when Mohan married Ramya, the couple moved to a house in Lava Kusha Nagar.
Ramya in her statement to police said Madhu used to visit them often. “I used to speak with him frequently. But, later there was a change in his behaviour. One day he said that he liked me and sought an extramarital relationship. He asked me to go wherever he called. Otherwise, he would tell my husband that my character was not good and destroy my marriage, he had warned,” the statement said.
“Initially, I did not inform my husband as he would feel bad, but day-by-day the torture went on. Madhu managed to get my sister’s phone number and demanded the same from her. Finally, I revealed the ordeal to my husband on Friday. My husband called Madhu on the same day and told him not to harass me further. But Madhu showed up again on Saturday and picked up an argument,” Ramya told the police.
“Madhu slapped my sister and then held my husband by his collar. In a fit of rage, I took an iron rod and hit him. He collapsed. Scared, we ran out of the house, but police caught us near the Laggere bus stop,” Ramya confessed before the cops.