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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Fashion designer wife, illicit lover held for husband's murder which they tried to pass off as accident: Relatives of husband had refused to file case

Fashion designer, lover held for husband's murder: Relatives of husband had refused to file case
The city police on Tuesday arrested a fashion designer and her boyfriend in connection with the murder of her husband in Whitefield six months ago.
Sowmya Bhat (28) of Kukkeri in Belthangadi taluk and Venkataramana Babu (30) of Agadur allegedly murdered Govinda Bhat (30) of Halatti Grama Suliya taluk on April 30 at Agadur village in Whitefield.

“Govinda and Sowmya were married about nine years ago and had been living in Agadur. The husband was a data entry operator. Sowmya had an affair with Babu who used to frequent her house when Govinda was not there. When Govinda eventually came to know, Sowmya and Babu hatched a plan to kill him,” a Whitefield police official told The Hindu.

The police said the duo beat up Govinda badly on April 30 and later admitted him to a hospital where he died the same day.

They reportedly told the hospital he slipped and fell in the bathroom.

However, Govinda's relatives refused to file a complaint.

It was Whitefield Police Inspector B.N. Gopalakrishna who registered a suo motu complaint and investigated the case.

After her husband's murder, Sowmy returned to Kukkeri and was doing her Diploma in Fashion Designing course.

She was also a freelance fashion designer.

The police said the duo has confessed to the murder.

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