Corridors of the Legislators Home witnessed high drama on Thursday afternoon when two-time former MLA from Mudigere, MP Kumaraswamy, allegedly assaulted his wife Savitha, a government employee working as an assistant engineer.
The MLA is alleged to have beaten his wife in front of the police at the LH police outpost. The couple is staying sep-arately since the last six months after an audio clipping of the MLA's alleged relationship with a Hassan-based woman surfaced. Following the audio clipping, Kumaraswamy and his wife had differences and he started staying at the guest house in the premises of LH. On Thursday, Savitha came to take her husband home. Before going to meet her husband, she took the police along with her.
Upon seeing his wife, the former MLA tried to escape and went to his car. Savitha rushed towards the car and pulled out the car keys. This irked him and he beat her. The police then separated the couple and took them to the outpost where he is alleged to have beaten her again. Savitha's upset family members started to protest inside the outpost.
"I do not want to file any complaint against my husband as it is a family matter. We will sort out the differences. I just want to warn the woman from Hassan to keep away from my husband," she said.