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Heart wrenching! Man slits estranged wife’s throat in Karnataka court, soon after reunification verdict

A Heart wrenching news is coming from Karnataka. where a husband slits estranged wife’s throat in court. The woman went to the washroom, where her husband Shivakumar slit her neck with a knife, according to police.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Bengaluru: A shocking incident has come to light from a family court in Karnataka on Saturday. Here a man slit his wife’s throat and tried to attack their child in the premises of a local court in Karnataka’s Hassan district on Saturday. This caused a stir in the court premises.

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As per police, a family court was organised at Hole Narasipura to settle the discord among the couple where victim Chaitra (28) and accused Shivakumar (32) had also come. In the past an FIR of domestic violence was registered against Shivakumar and in that connection, the counselling was arranged for the husband and wife to live amicably, Superintendent of Police R Srinivas Gowda told reporters.

According to police, the couple were married seven years ago, but had filed a petition for divorce as they were not able to lead a cordial life. The couple were called to the court for compromise. Shivakumar had assured the court that he would bury differences for the sake of his two children after the advice of the judge and advocate.

However, the accused, after agreeing to the compromise, had followed his wife to the restroom and slit her throat. When he attempted to hurt the child she was carrying, he was restrained and the baby rescued. Shivakumar tried to escape from the spot, but was chased and caught and then handed over to the police.

Chaitra was immediately rushed to Holenarasipura hospital and then shifted to Hassan District Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Police are further investigating the matter.

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