Dr B Thomas (Special Correspondent)
The Konanakunte police on Sunday arrested a 26-year-old woman and her mother for beating her husband to death and making the murder looks like accidental death .
The accused Shilpa,26 was arrested after she took the dead body of her husband in a ambulance to his native place in the outskirt of Mandya to cremate the body on Friday.
It was found that the Family members of the deceased noticed the body has bruises and blood clots all over the body and on suspicion informed the police .
Senior officer told reporters,Based on the complaint,the police sent the body for post-mortem and inquires confirmed that the death was due to assault and torture .
Based on the report the suspect Shilpa has been picked up for questioning who after a detailed probe confessed that she along with her parents and relative Balaji assaulted Mahesh to death.
Based on her confession the police arrested Shilpa and her mother Kempadevamma while efforts are on to track down her relative Balaji who is on the run.
A detailed investigation by the team it was revealed that Shilpa was married to Mahesh PB, 33,native of BB Pura in the outskirts of Mandya eight years ago and the couple had a six year old son.
The couple were working as domestic help in prestige falcon apartment and lived in a rented house in Goudanapalya.
Inquiries revealed that Mahesh became alcoholic and used to fight with Shilpa frequently.
However she would get her parents and relatives to beat up Mahesh regularly .
Few days before the murder Mahesh had visited
his native and narrated the ordeal with his younger brother Shivakumar,28, about Shilpa and her family beating him up regularly .
Mahesh left to Bengaluru to visit his son and that was the last time he was seen alive.
On Friday, Shilpa called Shivakumar to inform that Mahesh was drunk and drenched in rain to get epileptic attack and died .
The duo have been booked under section 302 ( murder)and section 201(Causing disappearance of evidence of offence,or giving false information to screen offender) and remanded to judicial custody while efforts are on to track down Balaji,who is now on the run.