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UP shocker: Man beheads wife, walks with her severed head in Barabanki

Police arrested the man after a video of the incident went viral where the man can be seen walking on the streets with his wife's decapitated head in one hand and the sickle used to kill her in the other.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika Barabanki Updated on: February 17, 2024 11:09 IST
Fatehpur police arrested the man
Image Source : INDIA TV Fatehpur police arrested the man

In a bone-chilling incident, a man in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki beheaded his wife and walked on the streets with her severed head in one hand along with a sickle in another. The accused allegedly cut off his wife's head with the sickle over suspicions that she was having an affair, police said on Saturday. 

The man has been identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Basra village. The couple was married for eight years. According to officials, the incident took place in Basra village on Friday, where the accused was seen walking barefoot with his wife's decapitated head.

A video of him also went viral on social media where he could be seen showing the sickle to a few men standing on the roadside as he walked past them. Upon receiving information, Fatehpur police reached the spot and apprehended him. Barabanki Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Kumar Singh, later confirmed the arrest of the accused.

"The accused, Anil Kumar, has been arrested. The woman's body has also been recovered and sent for post-mortem examination. The couple had been married for eight years and have two children," SP Singh said."We are further looking into the matter," he added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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