Banke man slits wife's throat, beheads her, surrenders to police

KOHALPUR, BANKE: A man reportedly beheaded his wife by slitting her throat here in Belanpur of Kohalpur Municipality-4 in Banke district on Monday night.

The suspect has been identified as Mohammed Aftab Beduwa (27).

Beduwa murdered his 27-year-old wife Mansoor by slitting her throat, according to the Kohalpur-based Area Police Office.

"Beduwa committed the murder at 12:00 midnight and arrived at the police station with the head of his wife," Deputy Superintendent of Police Suresh Prasad Kafle said.

He was immediately arrested, DSP Kafle said and added, "When we reached the incident site, we found the dead person's body and five to six-month-old daughter. We immediately rescued the daughter."

The murderer has two wives according to police.

Police have also arrested his younger wife for investigation.

The dead woman is the elder wife and has three children. The locals even picketed the Area Police Office, Kohalpur last night demanding stringent legal action against the perpetrator.

Beduwa might have murdered his wife after he was fed-up with quarreling with her since he was not providing her with any financial support, Inspector Bhim Karki at the APO said. He added that the alleged murderer had visited the APO several times over disputes with his wife as she was demanding to register for marriage certificate and other rights.

Meanwhile, Beduwa has been charged with murder and remanded in judicial custody at the APO. Further investigation into the incident is underway, said police.