The police have arrested a 30-year-old relative on the charge of murdering the wife of a fisherman at Marvanthe on September 20 at Gangolli in Udupi. According to a press release issued by the district police, the body of Mangala Kharvi (36) was found on the beach near a hotel in Marvanthe village. The post-mortem revealed that she was strangled to death.

The police suspect it to be a case of an extramarital affair gone wrong.

The police said Mangala was married for 12 years to Raja Kharvi, a fisherman, but was having an affair with Satish Kharvi (30), also a fisherman. About five months ago, Satish got engaged, after which Mangala allegedly threatened to reveal their relationship to the family members. On September 20, they went to Marvanthe beach, where a quarrel broke out between them. The police said, in a fit of fury, Satish strangled Mangala with her sari.

Satish was produced before a court in Kundapur, which remanded him to judicial custody till November 30, the release said.

Quarry worker killed

A pedestrian died after a speeding tractor ran over him near Netpady village, Bantwal taluk on Sunday. Around 8.30 a.m., Sanjeeva (25) was walking to a quarry where he works, when the driver lost control of his vehicle, said Konaje Police. While Sanjeeva suffered severe head injuries, Veeresh, who was in the tractor, suffered injuries when the tractor fell into a ditch and overturned. Mr. Sanjeeva died a few hours later in the hospital, while Mr. Veeresh is in a critical condition. The driver of the tractor, Mallesh, has been arrested.

Security guard kills self

A security guard killed himself by jumping into a well near his residence in Hampankatta on Sunday. Around 8 a.m., Simon Saldanha (45), who returned home after a night shift at a beedi company, jumped into a well, said Mangalore North Police.

Burglars caught

Two burglars were caught after an alert resident saw them break into a house in Kuthethur Sunday night. Surathkal police said around 2 a.m., Dolphy Alvin saw two men breaking into a neighbour’s house.

Immediately, he called out for help. Hamid from Katipalla and Arif from Vamanjoor were eventually caught by the residents and produced at the station.

Body found

The body of a man, aged around 55 years, was found in front of a liquor shop in Hampankatta on Sunday.

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