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Mysore, Feb 3: In an unusual incident, a murder convict threatened the press photographers in the court premises here yesterday.

The photographers were covering the event as the murder accused Ravikumar came out of the court hall after the judge delivered judgement convicting him to life imprisonment for murdering his wife.

On seeing photographers clicking the scenes, the hand-cuffed Ravikumar under Police escort, showered choicest abuses on them and threatened that he would hit them with chappals if they did not stop.

My foot !

As they went on a clicking spree ignoring his protests, Ravikumar removed his chappal and tried to assault some photographers close by.

The escorting Police personnel did not prevent him, instead, took the photographers to task for taking photographs.

The Nazarbad Police had filed charge-sheet against Ravikumar that he had allegedly torched his wife Rajamma's body after stabbing her to death for refusing to bring dowry about four years ago at his residence in Kurubarahalli.

Ravikumar was serving as a Constable in the KSRP II battalion in the city.

Deposing before the court, Ravikumar's son had told that he was the eyewitness to the murder.

Thiird Addl. District and Sessions Judge C.G. Hungund, who found him guilty, convicted the accused for life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs. 10,000.


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