BENGALURU: A woman, who was fed up with her husband’s philandering ways, allegedly plotted to have him eliminated. Police have now arrested five people, including the woman, in this connection.
Byappanahalli police said Doreen Kumar had given a contract to three people to kill her husband G Kumar, a financier. Kumar was killed on April 6 and his body was found near the railway track close to Kalpalli graveyard.
The arrested are Kumar’s wife Doreen, and Sridhar, Prabhu, Dinesh and Patrick who carried out the killing. Another person involved the murder, Avinash, is absconding.
Police sources said that Doreen met one Sridhar, who had come to their house to pay interest on a loan he had taken from Kumar. Doreen requested him to arrange for someone to kill her husband as she was fed up of his behaviour. Sridhar put her in touch with Dinesh, Avinash and Patrick, who agreed to do the job for `30 lakh with an advance of `2 lakh.
On April 6, Doreen paid `1.4 lakh as advance to the trio.
Police said that during the course of investigations it came to light that a woman named Clara had called Kumar a few minutes before the murder. On questioning, it was revealed that she had been introduced to Kumar on the pretext of seeking a loan to pay her children’s school fees. Clara was assigned the job of making sure that Kumar arrived near the railway gate where the accused killed him.
During questioning, Doreen said, “He used to bring other women to the house as well. Most of these women were those whom he had given loans to. When Doreen objected to this, Kumar used to physically assault her. He would also abuse their daughter verbally and beat her too,” a police official said.
Police said, “Dinesh, Avinash and Patrick are habitual offenders. They were involved in cases of attempt to murder robbery and other offences.”