Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The bodies of a woman and her four-year-old daughter were found floating in the sump at their house in Seegehalli on the outskirts of the city on Friday.

The dead have been identified as Shankaramma alias Shivamma (31), wife of Ramchandra, a Tamil Nadu-based realtor, and their daughter Nandini. The bodies were found by their neighbours, who entered the house in search of Shivamma. The police suspect that the woman and her child might have been murdered by Ramchandra, who is being questioned. Ramchandra of Hosur has been living with his family in Seegehalli for the past five years. Ramchandra’s neighbours told the police that the couple used to quarrel frequently. On Thursday night too, they quarrelled and their neighbours attempted to pacify them. When Shivamma and her daughter were not seen till Friday noon, their neighbours forcibly entered the house to see the bodies.

According to the police, Shivamma is the second wife of Ramchandra. His first wife Yellamma is reported to have committed suicide unable to bear his harassment. The police detained and warned Ramachandra three weeks ago after he was involved in a fight with some employees of a petrol outlet in Seegehalli.

Arrested

The Upparpet police have arrested three persons, including an employee of a software company for allegedly attempting to cheat a businessman of Rs. 7 lakh here on Thursday. The police gave the names of the accused as M. Ravindranath Reddy (63), retired professor, K. Umamaheshwara Rao (40), realtor from Hyderabad, and K. Suneel (22), employee of the software company in the city. Based on a complaint by city-based businessman Shivanand, the police conducted raids in Hyderabad and the city and arrested the accused.

Fatal fall

A 45-year-old worker died on the spot after he fell from the third floor of a building near Gandhinagar, 5th Main Road, on Friday. He has been identified as Srinivas (45) of Bommasandra.

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