Man absconds after allegedly killing wife

Man absconds after allegedly killing wife

May 13, 2022

Murder comes to light after two days

Periyapatna: A man, allegedly killed his wife by suffocating her to death and after two days, he called his relative over the phone and informed him that his wife had committed suicide. The incident took place at Booditittu village in Periyapatna taluk.

The deceased has been identified as Sowmya (24) while the accused husband is Swamy Nayaka, who has gone absconding.

Details: Swamy Nayaka, a resident of Booditittu village had married Sowmya, daughter of Ravi Nayaka and Mahadevi couple of Abbalatti village seven years back. Theirs was a love marriage and Ravi Nayaka had stayed in Sowmya house for six years after marriage. The couple have two children.

According to the complaint lodged by Sowmya’s mother Mahadevi, last year, Swamy took his wife to Booditittu and was staying there. Swamy, who used to suspect his wife’s character, began to fight with her frequently, it is learnt. On May 8, when Sowmya’s mother Mahadevi went to her daughter’s house, Swamy is said to have assaulted Sowmya. Mahadevi, who intervened, calmed them down and went back to her village.

On May 10, Swamy called Karthik, son of Sowmya’s aunt and informed him that Sowmya had committed suicide by hanging self two days back and asked him to go to the house as foul smell was emanating from inside. Karthik, who reached Booditittu village, went to Sowmya’s house during which the murder came to light. Periyapatna Police, who have registered a case, have launched a hunt to nab Swamy Nayaka, who is absconding.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]