In a shocking incident, a man beheaded his wife and dumped her head in a canal before surrendering to police. The incident took place in Vijayawada, a city in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

Police said the accused, identified as Pradeep Kumar, beheaded his wife using a knife near their home. He then walked around the city with the decapitated head in one hand and the weapon in the other. Kumar then went to a canal and threw the head before going to the police station and surrendering himself. Police said CCTV footage showed people running in horror on seeing the man with the head.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the couple got married five years ago. However, they had frequent fights and Kumar was also arrested a few months back after his wife filed a domestic violence complaint. Police said the man was on bail and killed his wife to seek revenge.  Meanwhile, police were looking for the decapitated head in the canal and the headless body was sent for autopsy. The investigation was ongoing.