Man arrested for murdering wife

Man arrested for murdering wife

January 18, 2021

Hunsur: Hunsur Town Police have arrested a man on charges of murdering his wife at his house in Kalkunike Housing Board Colony in the town by strangulating her.

While the accused has been identified as Ravi, the victim is his wife Sowmya (30), a Anganwadi worker.

Details: Sowmya, daughter of Shivanna, a resident of Sathanur in Mandya, was given in marriage to Ravi of Kalkunike in Hunsur 11 years ago and the couple have two sons, aged nine and seven years.

Ravi, who had suspected his wife of having an affair, had expressed his doubts and there were frequent quarrels between the couple over the issue. Though the issue ended in a compromise, the matter also ended up in the Police Station where it was settled.

But on Saturday night when Sowmya was sleeping, Ravi allegedly strangulated her by pressing her neck with his leg and again strangled her with a veil to make sure she was dead and had fled from the spot. Hunsur Town Police, who rushed to the spot on Sunday morning, conducted mahazar and shifted the body to MMC&RI mortuary in Mysuru for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, Sowmya’s brother Mahesh, expressing doubts about Sowmya’s death, lodged a complaint against Ravi at Hunsur Town Police Station. The Police, who registered a case, arrested Ravi at about 2 pm yesterday.

During interrogation, accused Ravi is said to have confessed of murdering Sowmya. 

Ravi has been remanded to judicial custody.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 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]