Suspecting his wife of infidelity, a man in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh beheaded her and walked into a police station with her severed head. The incident occurred on October 9 in UP’s Banda district.
According to Indian news reports, the man named Chinnar Yadav and his 35-year-old wife Vimala lived in the Netanagar locality. On Friday, at around 7:30am, the couple got into a heated argument. Apparently, Yadav had doubts that Vimala was having an affair with another man in the neighbourhood.
During the heated exchange, in a fit of rage, Yadav chopped his wife's head off. “The accused attacked his wife with a sharp weapon and killed her,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mahendra Pratap Chauhan told Indian news media outlets.
He later carried the severed head of his wife to a nearby police station where he surrendered.
A video of the accused walking on the road holding his wife’s chopped head has gone viral on social media in India. People shared the video urging state authorities to take immediate action regarding the case.
Police have arrested Yadav and recovered the weapon used for the murder. They also sent the body of the victim for postmortem.
A similar incident happened last year in the Indian state of Odisha, where the husband decapitated his wife after a heated exchange and surrendered himself to the police.
Note: We have not embedded the video as its content is of an extremely disturbing nature.