Kundapur, Jan 19, 2019: The Additional District and Sessions Court of Kundapur has sentenced to death a 48 year old man named Shankernarayana Hebbar of Byndoor who had poisoned his wife and children and then attempted suicide.
If the two children had died, his wife and he had survived.
The fateful incident had taken place on October 16, 2016. On this day Hebbar had poisoned his wife Mahalakshmi and children Ashwin Kumar Hebbar (15) and Aishwarya Lakshmi Hebbar (13) and then attempted suicide.
The two children had succumbed while both Shankeranarayana and his wife had survived.
A death note which the man had written revealed that a love failure had driven him to such a drastic step.
It was learnt that Shankernarayana who had deserted his wife and kids was staying with his lover. However when she too ditched him he had poisoned his wife and children out of frustration.
The court had convicted him on January 3, while the quantum of punishment was announced today.