A man has been caught on camera walking calmly through the streets of China while holding his wife’s head after he decapitated her. The man, identified only as Zhang, 31, is accused of slaughtering her in their flat.
He is believed to have walked out of the front door with the head and then taken it to a waste transfer station to dispose of it. The incident happened in the village of Kangle in Guangzhou’s Haizhu District in South China’s Guangdong Province, with the victim’s severed head later discovered by a sanitation worker who called the police. The headless body of the woman surnamed Xia, 28, was found inside her and her husband’s flat, with Zhang later arrested on murder charges
The couple are both natives of North China’s Hebei Province, Haizhu District authorities said in a public statement. Chilling CCTV has also emerged of the moment Zhang walked out the front entrance of his building holding his wife’s head in his left hand.
Another unidentified man accompanies him as he calmly walks through the alleyway moments before disposing of his spouse’s head. Shockingly, no one appears to notice the woman’s head during the short clip. Reports said the victim’s head was later retrieved from the transfer station by the authorities, who carried it away in a cardboard box. Investigations are still ongoing.