A man allegedly shot his wife’s lover in Bengaluru on Friday in her presence. The wife then took her lover to the hospital where he was declared brought dead after which the woman committed suicide.
The woman took her life at a lodge located near the hospital, the Soladevahalli Inspector said.
The incident occurred at 3 pm near Acharya College in Bengaluru’s Soladenahalli. The victims have been identified as Amith Keshavamurthy, an advocate and resident of MEI Layout in Bagalagunte and Sruthi Gowda, a Panchayat Development Officer of Gollahallli panchayat in Nelamangala and a resident of Kaggalipura off Kanakapura Road.
“Shruthi was married to Rajesh, a realtor and Amith was her distant relative. Shruthi and Amith were having an extra marital affair for over a year and both Amith’s and Shruthi’s family knew of the affair and had warned them to stay away from each other. However, the two of them continued with the affair,” the Inspector added.
Shruthi’s husband, Rajesh and her father-in-law were keeping tabs on her. Rajesh had also installed a GPS in her car. Sruthi went to work on Friday morning. She was contacted by Rajesh during lunch. When Rajesh asked about her whereabouts, she said she was in a meeting but the GPS in her car showed that she was travelling towards Hesaraghatta Road.
“Rajesh got angry and took off with his 78-year-old father Gopalakrishna. The duo also carted along Gopalakrishna’s licensed revolver. Rajesh tracked his wife’s whereabouts to Acharya College. When he saw his wife sitting with Amith in the car, the father and son picked a fight with Amith. As the argument took heat, Rajesh shot Amith in the chest,” the Inspector added.
Rajesh and his father went to the Soladevahalli Police Station and surrendered. Meanwhile, Shruthi drove her injured lover to the nearby Sapthagiri Hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
The Soladevahalli Police went to the hospital but Shruthi had already left the spot.
Rajesh was able to track down his wife's car to a lodge nearby where she was found hanging in one of the rooms, the Inspector said.
The father and son have been booked for murder and under the Arms Act.