Ramesh Naika (29) of Telagi village in Harpanahalli taluk reportedly committed suicide when his wife did not return home, though he had gone to his in-laws place and requested her to forget their “misunderstandings”. The Police said that they had a quarrel over a petty matter and wife of the deceased had gone to her mother's place.

Naika, getting disgusted after his efforts to bring her back, had returned home and consumed poison, the police said.

Halavagilu police have registered a case and are investigating. — Staff Correspondent