Cops seek forensic aid to crack farmer’s death

May 5, 2017

HASSAN/MYSURU: The death of a Hassan farmer at a Mysuru hospital on April 30 has thrown up a challenge for police, who are now studying his two -and conflicting -dying declarations.

Two versions have come to the fore in the case: One, Vishwanath has accused wife Asha of conspiring to eliminate him within three months of marriage; two, he overdosed on a drug.

Now, Mysuru police have sought the assistance of forensic science experts to ascertain whether Vishwanath was injected with a drug that led to his death. Police have registered a case of murder against Asha following his death, but they haven’t arrested her because of lack of evidence.

¬†Vishwanath, from Hassan district’s Kittanagere, was admitted to the commu nity health centre in Dudda, saying he overdosed on a tablet after he took ill on April 24. As his condition worsened, doctors advised his attendants to shift him to Mysuru for better care.