Police suspect financial row as the reason for murder

A 40-year-old scrap dealer was beaten to death in front of his wife in Tavarekere in the city in the early hours of Sunday.

The police said four armed miscreants barged into Mohammed Ali’s house in Mubarak Nagar and assaulted him with iron rods and clubs.

When Ali's shocked wife, Rahmathunissa, came to his rescue, the assailants reportedly gagged and tied her up.

The gang members continued to beat Mr. Ali killing him on the spot.

A little later, Rahmathunissa managed to untie herself and raised an alarm. Neighbours rushed to her help and shifted Mr. Ali to hospital, where he was declared brought dead.

The Tavarekere police rushed to the spot and conducted investigations.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a financial row between Ali and the assailants could be the reason for the murder.

The police are waiting for Rahmathunisa to come out of the shock to identify the assailants.

Woman strangled to death

A 38-year-old woman was strangled to death allegedly by her alcoholic husband in Govindachettypalya in Parappana Agrahara police station limits on Saturday.

The deceased, Ratnamma, was working as house keeping staff in Infosys Technologies and was living with her husband Srinivasappa, and two children.

On Saturday, Srinivasappa, a construction labourer, came home drunk and reportedly had a fight with Ratnamma.

On Sunday morning, Lokesh, son of Ratnamma, who works at a hotel, returned home and found his mother lying dead on the ground with strangulation marks on her neck and Srinivasappa missing.

The Parappana Agrahara police who conducted enquiries said the couple used to have frequent fights.

The neighbours heard them fighting even on Saturday night when Srinivasappa came home in an inebriated state.

Based on a suspicion, the police are the looking out for Srinivasappa, who is on the run.

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