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Fed up of beatings, woman kills husband, walks to cops with his severed head

The mother of five -- two sons and three daughters -- allegedly attacked her husband with a machete and walked nearly five kilometres to the nearest police station carrying his severed head in a plastic bag.

india Updated: May 29, 2019 20:34 IST
Utpal Parashar
Utpal Parashar
Hindustan Times, Guwahati
Crime,India news,cops
The couple’s son Haren Kataki filed the FIR against his mother, who has been sent to judicial custody.(File photo for representation)

Fed up with years of physical and mental torture by her husband, a woman in Assam’s Lakhimpur district killed him and landed at a local police station with his severed head.

The incident happened late Tuesday night, when the woman from Mazgaon arrived at the Dhalpur police outpost carrying her deceased husband’s head in a plastic bag. The accused, Guneswari Barkataky, 48, confessed of killing her husband Mudhiram, 55.

“He had been beating me for many years. On several occasions, he even injured me with an axe. I had thought of leaving him long ago, but didn’t because of the children. In the end, it became unbearable and I had to do it or else he would have killed me,” Guneswari told local television channels.

The mother of five -- two sons and three daughters -- allegedly attacked her husband with a machete and walked nearly five kilometres to the nearest police station carrying his severed head in a plastic bag.

“The woman came to the police station with her husband’s head and surrendered. On being questioned, she admitted to killing her drunk husband in a fit of rage in order to escape his abuse. We are conducting further investigations,” said a local police official.

A local court on Wednesday sent Guneswari to judicial custody.

First Published: May 29, 2019 20:28 IST