Karnataka: Husband Killed wife in court
According to police, a 24-year-old woman was hacked to death by her estranged husband after the couple attended a mediation meeting at a local court in Karnataka’s Hassan district on Saturday.
Shivakumar, 32, a driver in Bengaluru, killed Chaitra within the court premises shortly after they agreed to continue efforts for a negotiated settlement of their issues following their divorce filing.
“The murder happened the same day as the negotiation for a settlement. They had negotiations since they had two children. An effort was made to convince them that it is better to stay together or give a sufficient settlement amount. Both of them agreed and the husband came out and committed the crime,” said Hassan Superintendent of Police Hari Ram Shankar.
According to the police, the couple has two young children, aged six and four.
Shivakumar surrendered after the crime and was immediately arrested by police.