Dharwad: Husband kills estranged wife on pretext of living together again

Daijiworld Media Network - Dharwad (MS)

Dharwad, May 16: In a barbaric incident that occurred in the Shalavadi village of Navalagunda taluk of the district, a man killed his estranged wife after asking her to come back to his house on the pretext of forgetting all the differences and living peacefully again.

The man who has killed his wife is Vishwanatha Chigari. His wife Laxmi is the victim. Laxmi's mother Devakka was also seriously injured in the incident.

Vishwanath Chigari and Laxmi got married in 2010. Laxmi used to live at her parents' house most of the time. Due to this reason the couple used to have frequent fights. In addition, Vishwanath also had a suspicion on Laxmi that she has an affair with another person of her village.

Vishwanth had been to his in-laws' house recently. During this time his wife said that she was going towards the nearby pond in order to bring firewood. Vishwanath, who had suspicion on Laxmi of having affair with another man, followed her without her knowledge. He saw Laxmi have physical intimacy with her lover in a nearby bush. Vishwanath captured the whole act on his mobile from a distance. Vishwanath attacked Laxmi when she returned home after collecting the firewood. Both of them went their own ways and even proceeded for divorce. Because of this Laxmi was residing in her parents' house since the time of the attack.

On Wednesday, Vishwanath had gone to his in-laws' place again and requested Laxmi to return to him and promised that he will forget whatever has happened and live together happily. Devakka, mother of Laxmi also accompanied her to Vishwanath's house as she has some doubt on the behaviour of Vishwanath.

On the night of Wednesday at around 10.30 pm, Laxmi was sleeping after having dinner. Vishwanath brought a butcher's knife and slashed Laxmi's eyes. Laxmi, who was seriously injured ran out of the house. Vishwanth followed her and hit her on the neck and hands and also attacked Devakka who came to the rescue of her daughter.

The neighbours who heard the chaos rushed to the spot and called the ambulance and the police. Both Laxmi and Devakka were taken to the KIMS hospital in Hubballi. However, Laxmi succumbed to her injuries on the way. Devakka is undergoing treatment now.

A case against Vishwanath is registered in this regard at Navalagunda police station. He has been arrested and investigation is on.


Comment on this article

  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Here both have done wrong.First the wife why she was living most of the time in parents house?Was husband not looking after her ,or why did she seekd a extramarital affair?something here is missing.Inlaws too shouldnt mix much sometimes in married childrens affair.should have told her daughter to return to husband.Well she did wrong,still she returned to husband after his promise to forget and a new start.But he failed in his promise.as she was sleeping wanted to kill,pierced eyes ,which a satanic act.when he couldnt bear her conduct,then why promise and try to kill her?Could have then and there ,divorced and go back.Both could live their life as they want.He has done wrong last and has to get his punishment witthout fail. He is not to decide over the life of other.and kill.Punishment is a must.may her soul rest in peace.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    First of all why she married him if she had other one? Double standards should be taught proper lesson. Men too is realistic

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  • Sainik, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    In the eyes of law it is wrong but most of the loyal husbands would have done the same a wife a this character.

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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Thu, May 16 2019

    That woman's husband should have
    abandoned this idiot wife and stayed away from that wicked wife. She is dead now but you will suffer through out rotting in jail.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    I wonder why India is becoming Cruel ...

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  • Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Due to more of following western culture.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, May 17 2019

    Kushal Kumar, Honnappa Kudru
    Stop using Shirts & Pants.
    Switch to Langots ...

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Thu, May 16 2019

    When one reads the headline, it seems that the husband is the culprit. However, if you read the full story there is no fault of the husband. The only mistake what he has done is of killing his wife.
    He should have either abandoned her like ..... or divorced. Now for no reason he has to sit in jail.

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  • anseema beary, Mangalore

    Thu, May 16 2019

    abdul, you comments make no logic. he should be punished and it is his fault for killing his wife. indian IPC is higher than any religious laws, mind it. laws doesn't need to know why he did it but killing is criminal offence so he will be punished.

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  • Azeez Vittal, Dubai

    Thu, May 16 2019

    Very sad to see people justifying the act of killing for having illicit affair.There are alot of reasons why women or men choose to have extra marital affair, for saying ,many men or women are not so bothered about the needs of the partner, it may be sexual or psychological.Hence judging from one side is wrong.Suppose, If a man is not giving much attenstion or satifying biological or psychological needs his partner, how can he expect her to be loyal to him.

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