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Home / India News / Man drags wife out of house, kills her, then walks with severed head for 1.5 km

Man drags wife out of house, kills her, then walks with severed head for 1.5 km

The man walked for almost one and half kilometres, and was moving towards Jahangirabad police station when he was arrested near Kadirpur village.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2020 19:17 IST
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Barabanki
Police identified the accused as Akhikesh Rawat (30) of Bahadurpur village.
Police identified the accused as Akhikesh Rawat (30) of Bahadurpur village.(AFP file photo for representation)

A man in Barabanki’s Bahadurpur village beheaded his wife and walked with her severed head for one and a half kilometre before being arrested on Saturday.

Accused Akhilesh Rawat (30) on Saturday morning was seen walking on the street with his wife’s severed head. He was near Jahangirabad police station when he was arrested.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Arvind Chaturvedi said the accused had been arrested and a case of dowry death filed against him on the complaint of victim’s father.

Akhilesh was married to Rajani, 26, for more than two years ago. The couple had a baby girl three months ago, who died few days after birth due to illness, said a police official, privy to the matter.

“The victim was living at her parent’s house after her daughter’s death and Akhilesh managed to bring her home four days ago,” the SP added.

On Saturday morning, they started fighting on some issue and Akhilesh allegedly attacked her with a sharp edged weapon. “We have recovered the weapon from the accused’s home,” added the cop.

Munish Kumar, a Bahadurpur resident, said, “Akhilesh walked for more than one kilometre and was arrested near Kadirpur village when he was on his way to the police station.”

Meanwhile, victim’s brother Jagdish Rawat said, “I doubt that Rajani’s daughter died a natural death. Akhilesh’s family must have had some role in her death.”

The SP said, “A case has been registered against the accused. We are interrogating him to know as to how and why he killed his wife.”

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