The Peenya police have arrested Korategere native Anantha V.K. (24) in connection with the April 13 murder of Bharathi (45) in her house in Bagalagunte Cross near Maramma temple on Hesaraghatta main road here.

The police said that Anantha, her tenant, had confessed to murdering her after she refused to return the Rs. 6,000 he had given as advance after he vacated the house.

He had stayed in the house for just 10 days in March before vacating and told the police that Bharathi and her husband Gopal, a postal employee, had refused to return the advance. He had visited the house seeking his money, but the couple avoided him. On Saturday morning, Anantha again went there when Bharathi told him that Gopal was away on a condolence visit. He said that he would wait but when Bharathi made a move to lock the door to go out, they got into an argument, ending with the woman’s murder.

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