Police in Bengaluru have arrested a 45-year-old real estate businessman, who has killed his wife on Thursday after a brief argument before shooting at his 12-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.
Ganesh HK was arrested from Ramanagara district on Friday afternoon. The cops said that they had found the accused’s son and daughter lying on the back seat of the car with bullet injuries adding that his third child, 15-year-old son was in a state of shock.
According to police, Ganesh was a coffee planter and owned plantations and a resort before he decided to try his luck in real the estate business. “He told us that when money-lenders from whom he had taken loans at high rates of interest began demanding repayment, he decided to sell his remaining property. However, he claims, his wife objected, arguing that they had to keep something for their children’s future,” a police officer was quoted by The Hindu.
Cops said that Ganesh may have shot dead his 42-year-old wife, Sahana, with his licensed revolver around 12.30 pm on Thursday before going to school to pick up his three children. He reportedly told the school authorities that his wife had gone to her natal home on some emergency before he took his children to his resort in Banagiri.
“The children were sleeping when Ganesh opened fire on them in the wee hours of Friday. While one bullet entered his daughter’s stomach, the second one brushed the elder son’s forehead. By then, Ganesh must have lost his nerve,” Times of India quoted the investigating officers as saying.
Family members said that Ganesh wanted to sell off his farmhouse and resort but Sahana was against the idea saying that they needed to save something for the children’s future. This appeared to have angered Ganesh.
Ganesh and Sahana were married for 15 years and had three children. Originally from Haasan district, Ganesh was reportedly in two minds on whether to kill his children or not before he made up his mind to kill them all and end his life too.
The injured children are currently undergoing treatment in Astra Superspeciality Hospital in Konanakunte. Doctors have not yet declared them out of danger.