Man stabs HIV-infected wife to death in Haveri district | Bengaluru News – Times of India


HAVERI: A 33-year-old woman suspected to have been infected with HIV was killed allegedly by her husband in Ranebennur, 35km from Haveri and 300km from Bengaluru, on Sunday afternoon. Police said Naveen Hulagammanavar, 40, attacked her in the neck and head using an axe, and she died on the spot.
Later, the accused surrendered before Ranebennur Town police, stating he committed the murder “out of depression” as his wife was suffering from AIDS.
Naveen is her second husband, and they were married for nine years. They have two daughters, aged eight and six. This was his first marriage, and he runs a bar in the town. According to police, trouble started after she reportedly tested positive for HIV four years ago.
Accused in 6-day custody
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Police said the couple did not have any differences until she reportedly tested positive for HIV four years ago. Their differences grew deeper with each passing year, driving the couple into depression.
Ranebennur Town circle inspector MI Goudappa Goudar said they have registered an FIR and were probing the incident from all angles. The accused was produced before a local court, which has remanded him in six-day police custody for interrogation.



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