Kumar along with his family stay in Mantri Sarovar Apartment on Sarjapur Road. According to police sources, Kumar got into an argument with his wife Mahalakshmi Dharmesh over his sister's frequent visits to their house.
Enraged by the argument, Kumar slapped his wife who fell unconscious. Soon Mahalakshmi was rushed to Green View hospital where she was declared brought dead, added the sources.
The couple, who hail from Mumbai, got married in 2005 and have a four-year-old son. Kumar works in the international energy and petrochemical organisation Shell as an exploratory researcher. His wife worked as a Montessori school teacher.
HSR Layout police filed a case of murder and has been interrogating Kumar in connection with the case. Speaking on the murder case, assistant commissioner of police (Madiwala subdivision) H Subbanna was quoted as saying, "The couple fought over a petty issue. Dharmesh slapped her without the intention of killing her, and she died."