Ex-soldier arrested for killing wife with laughing Buddha idol
The accused served as a soldier for 20 years and after retirement was working as a BMTC bus conductor. He had become an alcoholic and was pestering his wife for money to buy alcohol
Bengaluru: A 59-year-old ex-Armyman was arrested on charges of killing his wife after she allegedly refused to give him money to buy alcohol. The incident occurred at MPM Layout in Bengaluru, on March 14.
Javaregowda has been arrested after his son filed a case against him, after finding his mother in a pool of blood. Javaregowda had served in the Indian Army as a soldier for 20 years. After retirement, he was working as a BMTC bus conductor. He had turned alcoholic and was fighting with wife Manjula, 49, for money and beating her up frequently.
The couple had two sons, one working as a software engineer and the other residing at MPM Layout, Nagarabhavi. The couple stayed with the younger son.
On the fateful day, he had taken leave from work as he had injured himself after falling at his house. He kept on pestering his wife for money. When she refused to give him any money, an angry Javaregowda allegedly took a metal idol of laughing Buddha and hit her on the head.
The incident came to light when the elder son came to meet his parents at the MPM Layout house. After he saw the body of his mother lying cold in a pool of blood, he filed a complaint against his father and helped him get arrested. A case has been registered at Annapoorneshwari Nagar police station.