In a horrific incident, a man in India hacked his wife to death with an ax and dragged her body down a road outside their house before surrendering to the authorities.

The police said the couple's nine-month-old child was also injured in the attack and died later in a hospital.

The accused attacked his wife Tuesday night following a brawl at their home in the western state of Rajasthan. He later arrived at the Rampura police station with a weapon that was dripping blood. After he confessed to the crime, the police arrested him, media outlet NDTV reported. The accused was identified as 40-year-old Sunil Valmiki and his wife was identified as 35-year-old Seema.

A senior police officer told local media that people on the street in the Rampura area of Kota city panicked when they saw Valmiki dragging his wife's body. He then left the corpse on the street and headed to the police station.

Their son, identified as Avinash, died during treatment Wednesday morning. The police did not reveal how the baby was injured in the attack.

The motive behind the crime was not immediately clear. An investigation is underway into the incident. Charges against the accused have not been revealed.

According to News18, the accused has a criminal history and had served seven years in jail in an assault case. The couple had two children. On the day of the incident, the accused had brought back his wife from her parents' home. The whereabouts of the other child was not known.

In April, a teenage boy was arrested for hacking his alcoholic, abusive father to death with an ax. The incident took place in the western Indian state of Rajasthan. The 16-year-old boy was tired of the constant torture he faced regularly which led to the killing, the police in Kota district said at the time. On the day of the incident, the boy attacked his father multiple times while he was asleep. The victim – who was a history-sheeter – died on the spot. The police said 45-year-old Abid Ali used to hit and harass his wife, two sons and a daughter. Following the incident, the police charged the boy for murder under the Indian Penal Code Section 302.

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Representational image of police officials investigating a crime scene in Bangalore, Karnataka, in southern India, Sept. 5, 2017. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images