Man clubs wife, brother to death suspecting illicit affair in Hyderabad
3 January 2010
HYDERABAD: A man clubbed to death his wife and brother for their alleged affair at Pochammabasthi of Indiranagar on Friday night.
According to Banjara Hills police inspector Md Iqbal Siddiqui, R Sambaiah, who is a vegetable vendor, attacked his 28-year-old wife R Padmaja and his brother R Kumaraswamy, 25, with a pestle and hammer and killed them on Friday night.
“Sambaiah migrated from Warangal 11 years ago and is residing at Pochammabasthi along with his wife and two children. His bachelor brother R Kumaraswamy, who used to work with a catering firm, started staying along with his brother’s family,” police said.
Kumaraswamy and Padmaja alleged developed an illicit affair, the inspector said.
On Friday night, Kumaraswamy returned home and asked Padmaja to prepare food. Accordingly, she prepared food and served him. Later, Kumaraswamy did not sleep and began sending SMSes and ring tones to Sambaiah’s mobile phone. Sambaiah, who was watching the happenings asked Kumaraswamy, to stop it. However, Kumaraswamy did not listen and continued his SMS spree, he said.
Sambaiah had observed that his brother was moving closely with his wife and warned the two to change their behaviour, but they did not mend their ways, the inspector said.
Irked with their attitude, he hit his wife and brother with a pestle on their heads. Later, he hit them with a hammer. Both died on the spot.
A case was registered against him under section 302 (Murder) of the IPC. However, Sambaiah went absconding, he added.