Mulki, April 29, 2020: A couple was brutally hacked to death right in front of their house at Elinje in Kinnigoli on Wednesday. The couple’s neighbour has been arrested in connection with the double murder which reportedly took place due to an old enmity.
The deceased couple are Vincent D’Souza (50) and Heline D’Souza( 45). Vincent was an ex-serviceman. The accused is Alphonse Saldanha, a neighbour. Police are presently interrogating him.
If Vincent died on the spot following the barbaric attack, his wife died while being rushed to the hospital. The couple is survived by two children.
It is said Alphonse attacked the cojuple with a pick-axe and a sickle. Senior police officials including City Police Commissioner Dr P S Harsha visited the scene of the crime.