The Hush Post| 9:57 am|one-minute-read|
In a bizarre incident, a man beheaded his wife and then held the severed head in his hands and walked through the streets of Vijayawada on Sunday, police said.
The shocking incident occurred in Srinagar colony which falls under Satyanarayanapuram police station limits.
According to the police, the accused Pradeep Kumar slit his wife Manikranti’s (23) throat with a knife near their house. He then beheaded her and was seen walking briskly on the street with her head in one hand and a knife in the other.
CCTVs installed in the colony recorded people running in horror on seeing the killer with the severed head.
Pradeep threw the head in a nearby canal and then himself went to the police station to surrender.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Rao told reporters that the search was on for the severed head. The headless body was shifted to a government-run hospital for autopsy.
According to preliminary investigations by the police, Pradeep had a love marriage with Manikranti five years ago. However, there were frequent quarrels between the two of them.
Manikranti had filed a case of domestic violence against Pradeep some time ago. Subsequently, he was arrested. Pradeep, who was recently released on bail, resorted to the brutal killing to seek revenge, said the police.