Tumakuru: Court awards death penalty to man who beheaded wife

Daijiworld Media Network - Tumakuru (SP)

Tumakuru, May 31: Through a verdict delivered on Tuesday may 30, the fourth additional district and sessions court at Madhugiri in the district awarded death sentence to a man who had killed his wife. The convict had stabbed his wife before beheading her and escaping.

Nanjappa, resident of Maddalacheruvu village near Hindupur in Seemandhra had murdered his wife, Laxmidevi, on October 15, 2015 in Vallur village near Nagalamadike which falls under the jurisdiction of Tirumani police station in Pavagada taluk in the district. A case about the murder had been registered in Tirumani police station.

The police had investigated the case and filed charge sheet. The court treated this as rarest of the rare cases before deciding on  awarding capital punishment to the ac cused. The court relied heavily on the evidence of Nandini, daughter of the couple, in holding the accused guilty of the gory offence.

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