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K'taka court awards life term to man 11 days after murdering wife

Press Trust of India  |  Chitradurga(K'taka) 

A court here has sentenced a 75-year-old man to life imprisonment for killing his wife, just 11 days after the took place.

and Judge S B Vastramutt yesterday sentenced to life and slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

According to prosecution, the man had killed his 63-year-old wife, Puttamma, suspecting her fidelity, in Valse village on June 27.

"This is the first time in that a man has been convicted for just 11 days after the was committed," of Police told

was arrested within six hours of the crime, the investigating cracked the case within two days and submitted the charge sheet before the court, he said, adding the convict's son provided gave vital leads to crack the case quickly.

"Girish told us that his father often picked up quarrels with his mother and constantly accused her of having affairs with other men in the village. In one such case, he lost his temper and killed her," the police said.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 16:40 IST