Woman who hired killers to kill her husband, arrested

Bangalore: A 25-year-old woman who paid 'supari' through her lover to kill her husband, has been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

The woman was in an illicit relationship with a 21-year-old man, a final year engineering student, for the past one-and-half years and wanted to settle down with him after eliminating her 36-year-old husband.

She paid Rs 60,000 to her lover's friend and three of his associates as advance for a Rs three lakh 'supari' (contract) to kill her husband, who had opposed her extramarital affair.

On November 19 this year, they followed the victim in a car who was returning after dropping his two children to school on a two-wheeler, waylaid and killed him.

The six, including the woman, have been arrested, police said.