A woman committed suicide in Bengaluru after her husband and in-laws shot and killer her alleged lover. The murder and the following suicide took place on Friday.
According to The Indian Express, lawyer Amith Keshavamurthy and Panchayat Development Officer Shruthi Gowda were in a relationship. On Friday, the duo had driven to an isolated spot in North Bengaluru in Shruthi's car where they were accosted by the latter's husband and father-in-law. Rajesh Gowda, son of influential Bengaluru developer Gopala Krishna, had got a whiff of the alleged affair and planted a GPS tracker in her car. On Friday when Shruthi and Amith headed out in the car, Rajesh and his father followed them.
"The accused found the car parked at an isolated place in north Bengaluru with the couple inside. They allegedly fired two rounds in Amith's chest using a gun owned by Gopal Krishna," The Indian Express reports.
It is not clear who -- Rajesh or Gopala -- pulled the trigger. Police said that after Amith was shot, Shruthi sped away in the car with him.
"One bullet landed on the left side of Amith's chest and another in his right shoulder. Shruthi reportedly sped away with a profusely bleeding Amith and rushed to Sapthagiri Hospital, Hesaraghatta Main Road," reports The Times of India.
"Police said Shruthi reached the hospital around 3.30pm and was asked by doctors to deposit some money, get medicines and arrange for blood. However, senior doctors are believed to have told Shruthi that Amith was dead," the report adds.
However, when doctors declared Amith dead, Shruthi disappeared from the hospital. She later called up her maternal home, informing them that she was putting up at a lodge in Hesaraghatta Main Road in Bangalore. After the calls to her repeatedly went unanswered, police reached the lodge and broke down the door of her room to find her hanging from the ceiling fan by a bed sheet.
Rajesh and Gopala Krishna turned themselves in before the police and admitted to have shot Amith.
Amith, son of renowned Bengaluru advocate Keshavamurthy has a three-year-old son and Shruthi has two children.