Tumakuru: Husband murders minor wife, buries body in house

12:28 PM Dec 24, 2020 | Sowbhagya Lakshmi |

Tumakuru: In a tragic incident, a husband murdered and buried his minor wife in his house at Hosa Itakaloti village in Madhugiri taluk a couple of weeks ago.


The accused identified as Narasimhamurthy is absconding while his younger brothers Manjunatha and Sathish have been arrested by the police in Hubballi.

Reportedly, the incident took place a couple of weeks ago and came to light on Wednesday, December 23 after the victim’s sister Shwetha grew suspicious and visited the house.

It is gathered that the accused picked a quarrel with the victim and allegedly murdered her. In order to conceal the incident, he had dug a pit inside the house and buried the body. Later, he laid a granite slab on the floor.

The father of the victim lodged a missing person’s complaint with the Midigeshi police a couple of weeks ago.


Madhugiri Assistant Commissioner Somappa Kadakola, Tahsildar Vishwanath Gowda and DySP Praveen Kumar who visited the spot after learning about the incident exhumed the body.

As per the autopsy report, the victim had a severe head injury.

The police have also launched a manhunt to trace the absconding accused.


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