A man walked into a police station and pulled his “cheating” wife’s severed head from a black plastic bag. The man, identified only as Satish, entered the police station in Ajjampura, southern India, brandishing a machete and saying he had murdered his wife, Roopa.
A police officer with a smartphone captured the moment he lay his bag on the floor, pulled out his wife’s severed head and held it up with one hand.
The 35-year-old then declares: “This is my wife, sir. I gave her all the love I could.”
A cop is then heard shouting: “Put it back inside!”
Satish replaces the head in the bag before telling cops that his wife was cheating on him and he had lost his temper after seeing the pair together.
He continues to complain that Roopa had chosen his rival, named as Sunil, over him despite the fact the man was a manual worker with a criminal record.
Satish told cops that Roopa had even taken out a loan for £3,170 (300,000 INR) and given the money to her lover.
Cops had to calm Satish down so they could begin taking his statement and launch a formal murder investigation.
Inspector Ramachandra Nayak said Satish had been remanded in police custody after showing officers where he had left the rest of his wife’s body.
Supt Annamalai said: “Generally, in the Ajjampura area, whoever commits murder surrenders to the police but for someone to walk in and place a head on the sub-inspector’s table was something new for us.”