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Doctor killed over suspected illicit affair

Published: 21st December 2012 10:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 10:02 AM   |  A+A-

A 54-year-old doctor was stabbed to death by a man who suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship with the deceased.

The incident was reported at Manjunatha Polyclinic run by the deceased on Attur Layout Main Road in Yelahanka New Town police station limits on Thursday night.

The deceased, Dr Purushottham, was a resident of Chikkabommasandra near Yelahanka. He is survived by his wife and a son.

Police said the deceased was running a clinic in a building owned by the accused, Shankar, 40, an auto driver who now runs a kennel. His wife Kantha was a helper in the clinic for the last 8-9 years. Recently, Kantha had deserted her husband and had reportedly filed a harassment case against him. Shankar suspected that his wife had an illicit relationship with the doctor.

“Enraged over this, Shankar came near the clinic around 9.30 pm. As the doctor came out of the clinic, Shankar stabbed him several times with a knife and absconded. The doctor died on the spot. The accused was arrested soon after the incident,” the police added.

Yelahanka New Town police have registered a murder case in this connection and are investigating.

Woman shot dead

A 45-year-old woman was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in her land at Mallapur in Kodigehalli police station limits on the outskirts of the city on Thursday morning.

According to police, the victim, Puttamma,  was running a provision shop. The incident took place around 8 am when she had gone to her land near her house. The miscreants shot her with a muscle load gun and escaped.  The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained. Kodigehalli police are looking our for the assailants.

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