BENGALURU: Techie M G Gokul was waiting for his divorce petition to be heard, but suddenly lost patience and murdered his wife Anuradha on July 28, police sources said on Wednesday.
During interrogation, Gokul purportedly told the police his application was to be heard on July 28, but the court didn’t work as former president APJ Abdul Kalam had died the previous day.
The software engineer, caught late last week after he sent bomb threats to the Kempegowda Airport, allegedly used a Ganesha idol to batter his wife to death. Police are looking for the idol. Gokul had allegedly sent the hoax messages to discredit his friend Saju Jose, whose wife he was coveting. Gokul allegedly decided to murder Anuradha when he realised the divorce application would not be heard that day. After the act, he allegedly sent some text messages and threw away the phone and the SIM card.
Gokul had convinced his father-in-law, a former SP in Ranchi, that his daughter was to blame for the breakdown of the marriage.
He had opened an email address in 2011 under the name of Baba. He later created another email account under the name of Asha, which he said was an acronym for ‘astrology, spirituality, humility and attention’.
He began writing to his wife, claiming to be ‘God’s messenger’. The devout Anuradha had confessed to Gokul about an affair, the sources said.