Bengaluru: Suspecting fidelity, a 37-year-old husband assaulted his wife with a knife and left her to die. He then committed suicide by hanging at his residence in Ramamurthy Nagar in K.R. Puram police station limits on Friday.
The woman, however, survived the attack and was rushed to a hospital by his brother, where she is currently undergoing treatment. The police have identified the deceased as Henry Fernandez, an auto driver by profession and a resident of Ramamurthy Nagar. Henry attacked his wife Chitra after their two children had gone to school on Friday morning, the police said.
According to police, Henry and Chitra had an inter-caste marriage 10 years ago. However, for the last three years they have been fighting over petty issues.
These fights became intense once Henry started doubting Chitra’s fidelity. About 10 days ago, Chitra left her husband’s house and decided to live with her mother in Devasandra. On Friday morning Henry called Chitra to his house in Ramamurthy Nagar on the pretext of patching up.
But after Chitra arrived, Henry picked up a fight and later attacked her on her hand, head and back with a knife. As she collapsed and lay in a pool of blood, Henry thought she was dead. He then went to the bedroom and hung himself from the ceiling, the police said.The incident came to light when Chitra’s mother called her daughter on her mobile phone, but received no response. She then asked her son Mahendra to check on her.
Around 5 pm, Mahendra isited the house only to find Chitra lying in a pool of blood. He then rushed her to a hospital. K.R. Puram police have registered a case.