news Monday, July 06, 2015 - 05:30
Image for representation purpose only A newly married couple belonging to different castes who had married against their parents’ wishes were brutally murdered at their rented house in Soladevanahalli, near Hesaraghatta on Sunday morning. The police suspect that the killer is the woman’s brother Hanumantharayappa. According to a report in The Times of India, the police found multiple stab injuries on the bodies of Kasturi (25) and her tailor-husband Basavaraju (28) who hailed from Koppal district in the state. "The bodies were in a really bad state when we found them. Both of them had their throats slit. While he had stabbed Kasturi about 6 times, there were more than 10 stab marks on Basavaraju's body," an investigator was quoted as saying by the paper. The two had been in love for a long time, but the families had objected to their courtship as they belonged to different castes. The couple had even eloped in the past, only to be tracked down by their families and brought back to the village. Later, the woman was married off to a Hubballi-based businessman who was much older to her. However, Kasturi left her first husband and began living with Basavaraj. The family of Kasturi first husband also filed a missing complaint with the police, but the case was dropped after probing. Meanwhile, Kasturi and Basavaraju got married and started living together in a rented house in Soladevanahalli. On Saturday afternoon, Hanumantharayappa tracked down where the couple were living in. Rajanna, a head constable at the police control room and owner of the house had noticed Hanumantharayappa visiting the couple and had enquired who he was. The next morning when two maids visited the house to clean it, they noticed that the door was locked and on peeping through the window, saw blood on the floor and altered Rajanna who called the police. The police have formed special teams and are now on lookout for Hanumantharayappa, the report said.      
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