Daijiworld Media Network - Beltangady
Beltangady, Nov 4: The investigation into the case of a married woman found dead in a well has taken a shocking turn. Following thorough questioning, the police have taken the deceased, Shasikala's husband, Sudhakar Naik, into custody, and he has confessed to the crime.
On November 3, Shasikala's lifeless body was discovered in Kenchanottu, Machari, Belalu village. Initially, the incident was thought to be a suicide.
However, the police detected evidence of someone being dragged towards the well, suggesting a potential murder. As a result, they apprehended her husband, Sudhakar, for further investigation.
The deceased, Shasikala, and her husband, Sudhakar Naik, were relatives who had married out of love. Sudhakar was employed as a rubber tapper, and the couple resided in a farmhouse in the area.
They had a 7-year-old daughter, who was at her grandmother's house on the day of the incident. On Thursday night, only the couple was at home. Sudhakar left for rubber tapping on Friday morning and returned home early. He subsequently reported to the police that Shasikala's lifeless body was discovered in the well.
Fight over illicit affair, unconcious wife thrown into well
The police, along with a forensic science team, visited the scene to conduct an investigation. Reportedly, Sudhakar and Shasikala had been involved in frequent arguments. After learning that there had been a dispute between the husband and wife before the incident on Friday over his alleged illicit affair with a young woman, the police took Sudhakar into custody.
It is said that he strangulated Shashikala first and she fell unconscious. However, he did not stop. He dragged her and flung her into the well with an intention of painting it a suicide colour before absconding.
A case has been registered at Dharmasthala police station, and Sudhakar has been remanded to judicial custody.