Vijayawada, August 11: A gruesome murder case was reported in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada, where a man slit the throat his wife in broad daylight. The incident was reported on Sunday under the jurisdiction of Satyanarayana Purna police station limits. The deceased has been identified as Manikranti.
The accused, married to his late wife for the last five years, beheaded her in public. Onlookers claimed that he subsequently walked with the skull and threw it into Eluru canal. He subsequently went to the police station and surrendered himself. West Bengal Shocker: Murder of Two Couples Give Sleepless Nights to Kolkata Residents
Update by ANI:
Vijayawada: A man beheaded his wife on the road & then went to police to surrender, in Satyaranayana Puram area. Passers-by who saw him walking with the head shouted but he went to a nearby canal & threw it there, leaving the body abandoned on the road. #AndhraPradesh
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Officers investigating the case told reporters that the accused has been taken into custody. Their preliminary probe has revealed that murder took place on the Fri Nagar colony.
Andhra Pradesh continues to record high number of crime cases. As per the Annual Crime Statistics-2018, a total of 1.23 lakh cases were recorded last year.