Before Bangaloreans could recover from the shock of a school teacher Umadevi’s murder in Vijaynagar, the killers have targeted a young housewife in the overcrowded Kamakshamma Layout, near Yelahanka, here on Thursday.

Bhagya (20), said to be a native of Mysore district, was found murdered with multiple stab injuries on chest and neck on Thursday morning.

However, the Yelahanka police, who are investigating the case are also suspecting Bhagya’s husband, Raju, behind the murder. Raju, an electrician, is said to absconding and the police are on the look out for him.

Raju and Bhagya had rented a house from a businessman in Kamakshamma Layout three months back. “Three months back Raju and Bhagya approached us as a couple and requested for our house. Since their approach was very decent, we rented a house at the first floor to them. The couple said that they are from Mysore. Except their names, we do not know any details about the couple,” the house owner reportedly told the police.

A regular customer of Raju came to his house for some electric work around 9 a.m. on Thursday. As the door was locked, he informed Raju’s neighbours. They saw Bhagya’s body, which was lying in a pool of blood in the hall, through the windows and informed the police.

The assailant has used screw drivers to kill Bhagya. However gold bangles, a gold chain, ear rings and other ornaments on Bhagya’s body remained intact, said the police. The neighbours have told police that they did not hear any noise in the night. Bhagya usually does not open the door to strangers. She used to open window first and talk to the visitors, Kempamma, a butter seller and a neighbour of Bhagya said. The door was not damaged.

We are suspecting Raju, the Yelahanka police said. Due to a petty quarrel, Raju might have murdered her and escaped. Search is on for the accused and the investigation is on, the police said.

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