In a tragic incident, a 27-year-old man killed his two sons on Wednesday after having a spat with his wife the previous night over chicken curry, according to a news report in the Times of India.
Police are looking for the accused, Satish Kumar, a plumber and resident of Beereshwaranagar, off Kanakapura Road in south Bengaluru.
Police said Shivashankar, 5, and Aditya, 4, who attended an anganwadi in RBI Layout, were strangled by their father. The older boy was also hit on the head with a blunt object.
The incident came to light around 1pm, when the children’s mother, Jyothi, went to pick them up from the anganwadi. She was told Satish had picked them up at noon. When she reached home, Jyothi, who works as a household help, found the children dead on floor. Satish was missing, police said.
Police said the neighbours had told them that the couple, who had married seven years ago, fought often, and Satish, an alcoholic, regularly beat Jyothi.
On Tuesday night, Satish lost his temper as the chicken curry was not spicy enough, police said. He asked Jyothi to cook it again. “Jyothi refused saying it was late and she was tired.
A furious Satish beat her black and blue. We could her screams and the cries of their sons,” Bhagyamma, a neighbor told the police.
On Wednesday, Satish left home around 8am while Jyothi and the two children left around 9am. “Jyothi usually dropped her sons at the anganwadi before she went to work,” Bhagyamma told police.
In February, a 37-year-old man was arrested for murdering his children. Police said Shivakumar had stabbed his son, Pavan, 8, and daughter Sinchana, 5, inside his house in Bhuvaneshwarinagar in north Bengaluru. He put the bodies in gunny bags, dumped them in a drain and fled to MM Hills in Chamarajanagar district, where police arrested him.WIfe