KARNATAKA

Man poisons daughter, ends life

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Following marital discord, a man allegedly poisoned his two-year-old daughter to death and later committed suicide at his house in Visvesvarapuram on Wednesday night.

The names of the dead were given as Ventakesh (47) and Mahima (2). Venkatesh, a resident of Diagonal Road, was planning to seek separation from his wife. After allegedly giving poison to his daughter, Venkatesh too consumed poison, the police said.

In a similar case on Tuesday, Dinesh Shetty (37), a businessman, had allegedly smothered his one-year-old son, Yeshwanth, to death and later committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Sanjaynagar police station limits. According to the police, Shetty was in financial problems.

Sentenced

The VII Fast Track Court has sentenced Mustaq Ahmed (50) of 1st Stage, Peenya, to life imprisonment for murdering his wife, Parveez Taj.

The Peenya police had filed a charge sheet in the court that suspecting his wife's fidelity, Ahmed had stabbed her to death on September 20, 2002.