Wife, lover conspired to kill husband, say police
Mysore: Mysore police investigating a road accident found that government college lecturer V Ravi’s wife Rekha and her paramour Umesh conspired to kill him. Police are looking for the wife who is absconding and arrested her lover, a heavy vehicle driver, who is accused of several crimes at his native Chitradurga and Bangalore.
After Ravi (40), son of Venkatswamy, was fatally knocked down by an unknown vehicle on JLB road in K R traffic police limits in October, traffic police started trying to trace the vehicle.
A team led by traffic inspector Prabhakar Bharki collected evidence like headlight cover and glass pieces, blue fibre cover pieces, and metal pieces from the accident spot near Christ the King Convent. They had left a message with all garage owners across the city to alert them if a damaged vehicle came to them. Subsequently, they found a damaged goods vehicle under repair at a garage near Yelethota in Agrahara, 1km away from the accident spot and the evidence they had collected matched the damaged vehicle. Police gathered information from garage owner Anwar Pasha and that led them to the accused.
The case was handed over to CCB police who tracked down driver Umesh and took him into custody. He admitted to killing the lecturer and conspiring with Ravi’s wife Rekha in the murder. Umesh claimed Rekha had plotted to kill Ravi. She forced Ravi to go for a morning walk and they watched the lecturer for two weeks before the crime. On Oct. 8, 2011, Umesh followed Ravi closely and knocked him down and killed him.