Bengaluru: A city court has convicted a former Infosys employee, who had killed his wife by slitting her throat. The sensational case was reported in 2010 and the quantum of punishment will be pronounced on Saturday.
Satish Kumar Gupta, 39, who was an HR manager with Infosys, has been pronounced guilty. He had murdered his wife, Priyanka Gupta, 29, a teacher with Delhi Public School, on August 10, 2010 at their residence in Hulimavu police station limits.
Initially, Gupta had diverted the police probe by misleading them that he had gone out for jogging with a friend in the morning and the incident came to light when he returned home. He had claimed that his wife had called him to tell him that somebody had come to collect old newspapers, but he had told her not to let them in. He made the police suspect others in the murder. However, after evaluating all the clues the police began to suspect his role in the spine-chilling murder, as Priyanka was blind folded and her hands were tied to a chair on which she was sitting, before she was killed. When police picked Gupta for interrogation, he had confessed to killing his wife. He had told the investigators that his wife had separated him from his parents, who had gone through a lot of struggle to bring him up. She was reportedly not treating his parents well and had told him not to visit them. Further, it was a well planned murder as he had practiced it well before the act. Just a few days before the murder, he had
made his wife sit on a chair and had blindfolded her telling he had a surprise for her. He had gifted her a jewellery to ensure that she would not suspect him on the fateful day. Following the same tactic, around 5 am on that day, he told her had a surprise for her and blindfolded her and tied her hands the chair. He then murdered her by slitting her throat.
The then inspector of Hulimavu police station, A. R. Balaramegowda, had investigated the case and filed the chargesheet, while Public Prosecutor Channappa G. Harasura had argued the case on behalf of the government. Principal District and Sessions Judge, Basavaraja Sappanavar, convicted Gupta for murder and causing disappearance of evidence of offence, on Friday and reserved the order on quantum of punishment till Saturday...