Hacked to death

A man hacked his wife and her cousin to death at Hale Chakanahalli, near Kikkeri, in the district on Thursday morning.

Marital dispute was the reason behind the incident, the Kikkeri police said. The victims have been identified as Shobha Ramesh (27) and her cousin Pavitra Narasimhaiah (25). The police have arrested Ramesh (30). The accused killed Pavitra outside her house and murdered his wife inside Pavitra’s house. The police said Shobha had given Rs. 3,000 to her friend recently. When the accused got to know about this, he started suspecting her fidelity, the police said. — Staff Correspondent