Yoga instructor arrested for Murder of his live-in-partner over financial row

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The Yelahanka police on Friday arrested a 27-year-old yoga instructor who killed his live-in partner over a financial row and tried to make it look like an accidental death .

However, based on a Post mortem report, the police grew suspicious and summoned the accused for questioning.A detailed questioning led him to confess to the crime following which he was arrested and the murder weapon was seized for further investigations.

Senior officer told reporters, the deceased Ganga, a 32-year-old nurse at a private hospital in the city and native of Udupi had joined the yoga classes conducted by Sham,a certified yoga instructor and native of Dandeli.

Soon the duo became close,got into a relationship and started living together.Ganga quit her job to start yoga classes and Sham had helped her financially by paying Rs.1 lakh to set up the business.

The duo even planned to marry in February this year and even Sham had rented out a bigger flat at Yelahanka new town to move in after the marriage .

On Wednesday the couple had a fight over the money and in the melee sham picked up the metal show piece and hit Ganga on her head.

Ganga collapsed and fell unconscious following which Sham strangled her to ensure she was dead and later took her to the hospital to cook up a story that she had an accidental fall .

The Yelahanka police have booked Sham on the charges of murder and are investigating further to ascertain the reason behind the murder.