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(SKY NEWS) – A man in India shocked police officers when he walked into a station with the head of his wife.
The suspect, identified only as Satish, was holding a bag in one hand and a machete in the other, according to a report in The Times Of India.
In footage taken by someone at the station, Satish, 35, is heard telling the officers: “This is my wife, sir, I gave her all the love I could.”
At that point he pulls the woman’s head out of the plastic bag and holds it up, telling officers that his wife Roopa had cheated on him
“I saw her with that guy near the plantation, I killed her, but that guy ran away,” he said, according to local media reports.
“I couldn’t kill him though.”
Satish went on to say that Roopa’s alleged lover Sunil was facing a number of criminal charges and that, despite Satish being a taxi driver and promising to support the family, his wife had chosen to cheat on him.
Police took Satish’s statement and registered an FIR, which is a document in India that sets a criminal case in motion.
Satish reportedly took police to where he had buried the rest of his wife’s body and was then remanded in custody.
Circle Inspector Ramachandra Nayak, the investigating officer at Chikkamagaluru’s Ajjampura police station in the state of Karnataka, was quoted in The News Minute as saying: “Based on his statement, Satish suspected that his wife was cheating on him and followed her with a machete.
“When he saw her meet Sunil at the Nilagiri Plantation near Shivani Railway Station, he hacked at her neck.”
Satish and Roopa married in 2018 but their marriage was not popular, as they were from different castes.
According to The Times Of India, the couple had been to police a number of times with their marriage problems.