Dejected over his wife sending him a divorce notice, a clerk stabbed his wife, daughter and in-laws at their house in Jyothinagar in Hennur on Friday.
All three survived the attack and are recovering at a private hospital. In a fit of rage, Prabhakaran (37), who works at Ambala Military Hospital in Haryana, attacked his wife Keerthana, daughter Ashwathi (13) and in-laws Gopal and Lakshmi.
Police said Prabhakaran and Keerthana had met on the website Tamil Matrimony and got married in 2012. A native of Tirupattur in Tamil Nadu, Prabhakaran had divorced his first wife and married Keerthana, a widow.
The couple had bought a house in Jyothinagar and decided to register it in their joint names. Later, Keerthana insisted he register it in her name, and he did so. However, their relationship was strained and Keerthana and her parents had told him not to visit them. After a while, Keerthana sent him a divorce notice.
Prabhakaran applied for leave and came down to Bangalore in the hope of sorting things out. On Friday, around 11.30 pm, when he went to Keerthana’s house, she did not let him in, police said.
An angry Prabhakaran took out a dagger from his bag and attacked Keerthana. “When their daughter and parents rushed to her rescue, he slashed them and ran away,” a policeman said.
The neighbours rushed the family to a hospital in Banaswadi and alerted the police, who nabbed Prabhakaran.
Hennur police, who are investigating, claimed Prabhakaran had planned to murder his wife. He was to report back for duty on Tuesday.