A mother and son were arrested in connection with the murder of Shantamma (54) in Byatarayanapura on Tuesday.

The two are Mahadevamma and her son Lokesh, an HAL employee, both related to the deceased.

Shantamma, a resident of Sanjaynagar, was the mother-in-law of Lokesh’s younger brother Girish. Girish and his wife, Shantamma’s daughter, who were living with Lokesh and Mahadevamma in Ittamadu, decided to move to a separate house in Chamarajpet. Upset by this, Lokesh and Mahadevamma blamed Shantamma for the rift, the police said. Last Tuesday, the two happened to meet Shantamma at a relative’s house in K.P. Agrahara. They accosted her on her way back and Lokesh stabbed her multiple times with a knife and the two fled, the police said. Shantamma died of her injuries.

Dowry death

A young homemaker, six months pregnant, was found hanging at her home at Halegabbadi in Harohalli on Saturday.

Sunitha (22) got married to Ravikumar, a dairy employee, 10 months ago. Sunitha’s family told the Harohalli police that she had been harassed for more dowry following which they had given Rs. 1 lakh to the husband’s family.

However, Sunitha called her brother on Friday saying she was being harassed yet again. On Saturday, she did not respond to calls by her brother. When he went there, he found her hanging. Sunitha’s family, who ransacked the house, complained to the police Ravikumar had murdered her. The police are looking for Ravikumar and his parents, Mariyappa and Lakshmidevi.

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