A man who allegedly killed his wife by smothering her to death with a pillow was arrested by police in Yeshwantpur late on Saturday night.
According to investigating officers, the arrested, Gangaraju, 22, tried to pass off the death as a suicide.
Employed as an electrician on a contract basis at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Gangaraju had married his cousin, Prema, 19, on July 29. Police added that Prema was the daughter of Gangaraju’s aunt. The couple had been living at a rented house in AK Colony, Mattikere.
A senior police official said that a medical examination of the body contradicted Gangaraju’s statement about suicide. “While Gangaraju continued to claim that Prema had attempted suicide, it wasn’t long before he confessed to murder,” the official said.