December 26, 2018:
His repeated pleas over the years for a divorce were all turned down for over 20 years.
Frustrated at being refused a divorce for over 20 years, a 63-year old retired physical education teacher walked into his estranged wife’s house on Monday night & allegedly pumped five bullets into her, killing her on the spot.
Basappa then walked to the Sakkarayapattana police station & surrendered, police said.
The attack took place at Kanchagaranahalli in Kaduru taluk under Kadur police limits.
Basappa married Jayamma 30 years ago & they lived together for about five years. The couple has two sons, both government employees.
One son is working as a teacher while another is working in KSRTC.
Around five years after their wedding, the couple separated but lived in the same village, said police.
Jayamma moved in with one of her brothers.
A few years after the couple separated, Basappa asked for a divorce but Jayamma refused.
His repeated pleas over the years for a divorce were all turned down & the two frequently argued over the issue, said police.