Man convicted of murdering neighbour over dog poop

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-06-08 11:00 Mangaluru: The First Additional District and Sessions Court sentenced a murder accused to four years rigorous imprisonment after he assaulted and killed his neighbour in 2012 over a trivial matter. The court also levied a penalty of Rs 30,000.The accused has been identified as Ganesh, 34, of Akshya Colony in Shakthinagar. Ganesh and his mother Shanthamma, 58, were reportedly angry with neighbour Narasimhaiah for he would let his pet dog pee and drop its waste nearby their house. Though both Ganesh and Shanthamma protested, Narasimhaia reportedly ingnored them. Enraged, Ganesh and Shanthamma beat Narasimhaiah to death on February 18, 2012. Subsequently, the then sub-inspector of Mangaluru Rural police station Muniswamy Neelakanta conducted an inquiry and arrested both Ganesh and Shanthamma. Later, the then inspector of Rural police station Raveesh Suresh Naik filed a charge-sheet against both accused. When the case came up for hearing, First Additional District and Sessions Court, Judge C M Joshi upheld the arguments of public prosecutors and sentenced Ganesh to four years imprisonment under IPC Section 304(2). If the accused fail to pay the penalty amount, he will undergo additional nine months of simple imprisonment, said the judge. Out of the penalty amount, Rs 25,000 should be paid to the victim's wife Meenakshi. However,  the prosecution failed to prove Shathamma's involvement in the case and she was acquitted.