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Jharkhand man beheads wife over illicit affair, walks to court with her severed head

Jharkhand man beheads wife over illicit affair, walks to court with her severed head 

In a horrific incident, upset over alleged extra-marital affair, a 38-year-old man from Jharkhand’s Bandhmutu village beheaded his wife and walked to the court with the severed head to surrender.

According to reports, the man, identified as Bhuban Mardi, was mentally disturbed. He had an argument with his wife over her alleged illicit relationship. Leading daily The New Indian Express quoted Sanjiv Besra, the DSP of Ghatshila as saying, “He was heading to court to surrender. We were tipped off about the killing and found the woman’s body in a paddy field near her house. The man was arrested as he was walking on National Highway 33. Further investigations in the case are still underway.”


According to the reports of Mid-day, deceased’s severed head and body were sent for an autopsy. Although police are yet to confirm the motive behind the murder, an initial investigation has found that Mardi suspected his wife of carrying on an extra-marital relationship. When his neighbours were interrogated about the incident, they said that the couple often had quarrels in the past few weeks.

The woman’s body was found in a paddy field near the couple’s residence at Bandhmutu village, Jharkhand. The report quoted neighbours saying that the couple had been having frequent quarrels of late. A preliminary probe found that Mardi was furious with his wife over her extra marital affair.

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