A three-year-old boy witnessed the gory act of his father killing his mother and later hanging himself. The incident took place at Agrahara Layout in Sampigehalli police station limits here on Monday.
Ravikumar, 35, a weaver, allegedly killed his wife Dakshayini, 24, suspecting her fidelity and hanged himself fearing arrest. The entire scene unfolded in front of the couple’s only son Dileep Kumar.
Dakshayini was Ravikumar’s second wife. His first wife had deserted him just two months after their wedding, five years ago.
Police said Ravikumar had married Dakshayini, a native of Tiptur in Tumkur district, four years ago. The couple was living in a rented house in Tiptur and worked as weavers.
Ravikumar was the eldest son of Srirangappa and Rathnamma. About 15- days ago, he had come to his parents’ house in the city with his family for Ganesha festival. “Ravikumar suspected his wife’s fidelity and the couple quarrelled over it on several occasions. Ravikumar’s parents had tried to convince him that Dakshayini was a good woman and they had asked them to stay with them. Ravikumar had agreed but his wife wanted to return and the couple fought over it,” the police said.
“On Monday, Ravikumar’s parents left for work around 10 am and Srirangappa returned around 4 pm. The door was locked from inside so he peeped through a window and found Dakshayini lying on the floor. He thought she was sleeping and tried to wake her up but there was no response. When he looked through the key hole, he found Ravikumar hanging. He broke open the door to find both his son and daughter- in-law dead,” said DCP (North-East) G Ramesh.
The police said they would record Dileep’s statements once he comes out of shock.