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Dubai: In a horrific incident, a man killed his wife, dumped her body in a wooden storage box under the bed and slept on top of it for two days. This happened in the Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh state in India.

He was arrested on Monday in Sagar, a city near to the east of Bhopal.

According to a local news source, the deceased was a 32-year-old woman, Arti Ahirwar, a resident of Bhagat Singh ward under Motinagar police station in Sagar city. Her body was recovered on Monday, and the husband, Sher Singh Ahirwar, was arrested following that.

Reportedly, some neighbours of Sher Singh Ahirwar informed the police that he borrowed an axe from his neighbourhood and was talking of murder in an intoxicated state. A police team reached his house in the early hours of Monday. When they entered the house, there was a foul smell, which made them easy to solve the investigation.

During preliminary investigation, the police said: “The accused was alcoholic and tortured his wife regularly. Due to this, the woman, along with her 10-year-old child, was living with her parents. She returned home leaving her son with her parents on Friday.”

The accused confessed to have committed the crime and was arrested under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sent to jail after being produced before a court.