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Man Beheads Wife; Walks on Road With Her Head

Pune: In a ghastly incident, a 60-year-old man was today seen walking on the road here with his wife’s head after he beheaded her with an axe suspecting infidelity, police said.

The suspect identified as Ramchandra Chavan can be seen with a head in one hand an axe in the other walking in full view of panic-stricken people.

Chavan works as a watchman in a housing society in Katraj area has been arrested by the police after he was found casually strolling on a street holding the severed head of the victim.

According to the FIR, Ramu killed his 45-year-old wife, Sonubai, after suspecting an illicit relationship between her and their son-in-law. The dhoti-clad man, who was accosted to the police station by constables, carried his wife’s head by holding on to the hair even as shocked bystanders watched on the street.

According to dna reports, Senior Police Inspector, M Chavhan said, “He was taken into custody immediately. On investigation we found that Chavan worked as a watchman on a site in Katraj. He frequently quarrelled with his wife and though she neglected him. It was a case of household quarrel between a couple where Chavan lost his control and killed his wife using a knife.”

“The man did not have any mental disorders as investigated for now. He is taken into custody for murder and is being questioned further” he added.

A case has been registered at the Bharti Vidyapeeth police station under IPC 302 (murder) in Pune. Further investigations were underway, police added.

(With inputs from PTI)