Bengaluru: A 27-year-old woman was allegedly burnt alive by her husband for not bearing a baby boy. The couple married seven years ago and have two daughters.
The deceased has been identified as Veena, a resident of Koppa Gate in Anekal and the accused in Shashikumar. According to the police, Shashikumar was upset with his wife for bearing two daughters as he wanted a son.
Over the last few years, after the birth of their second daughter, Shashikumar began harassing Veena. "Our daughter was complaining of harassment by Shashikumar over the last few years. But we ignored thinking that it was common between a husband and wife. We never thought it would take such an ugly turn," said Veena's parents.
On the night of March 28, Shashikumar again had a fight with Veena over a male child. Following the fight, Shashikumar poured petrol on Veena and burnt her alive. Later, he concocted a story saying Veena was burnt in an accidental fire, the police said.
The next day, Veena's parents lodged a complaint at the Jigani police station, accusing Shashikumar of murdering their daughter.
The police, who registered the case under Section 302 of IPC, arrested Shashikumar for questioning. During the interrogation, Shashikumar confessed to killing his wife for failing to bear a male child....