KARNATAKA

Constable held on murder charge

MYSORE, AUG. 14. The Nazarbad police have arrested a Karnataka State Reserve Police constable posted in Mysore on the charge of murdering his wife recently.

The police said B. Ravi Kumar had murdered his wife Padma (25) by setting her on fire in front of his sons, Nandan (9) and Keertan (5), at their house at Kurubarahalli. The police said he had suspected her fidelity.

After the murder, he took his children to Swamasamudra in Mandya district. Returning home a day later, he told the police that Padma might have committed suicide or someone had murdered her.

The Nazarbad police arrested Ravi Kumar following the statements made by his children.

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