LAKHIMPUR Fed up with years of physical and mental torture, a woman in Assam’s Lakhimpur district killed her husband and landed at the local police station with his severed head.
The incident happened late Tuesday night when the woman from Mazgaon arrived at the Dhalpur police outpost carrying her deceased husband’s head in a plastic bag.
The accused, Guneswari Barkataky, 48, confessed of killing her husband Mudhiram, 55.
“He had been beating me for many years. On several occasions, he even injured me with an axe. I had thought of leaving him long ago, but didn’t because of our children. In the end, it became unbearable and I had to do it, else he would have killed me,” Guneswari told media persons.
The mother of five – two sons and three daughters – allegedly attacked her husband with a machete and walked nearly five kilometres to the nearest police station carrying his severed head in a plastic bag.
“The woman came to the police station with her husband’s head and surrendered. On being questioned, she admitted to killing her drunk husband in a fit of rage in order to escape his abuse. We are conducting further investigations,” said a local police official.
A local court on Wednesday sent Guneswari to judicial custody.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.