In a horrific incident, a man in India allegedly bludgeoned his wife to death with a pair of scissors following an argument.

The accused was identified as 35-year-old Vikram Singh, and the incident occurred in the eastern state of Rajasthan.

“On Sunday night, the police control room received a call from Vikram Singh, 35, who said he had killed his wife. When our police team reached their house, the door was closed. Upon knocking Singh opened the door to us. His clothes were bloodstained while the body of his wife was lying in the room. Preliminary investigation suggests that Singh murdered his wife with a tailoring scissors. His wife, Shiv Kanwar, was in the tailoring business,” Kailash Dan, station house officer at Maha Mandir police station, told the Indian Express.

Police said the couple used to fight after Singh became unemployed. On the day of the incident, the two got into an argument and Singh killed his wife in a fit of rage. The couple has two children together.

“Singh was unemployed and prima facie it seems that the couple had a dispute over it. The couple has two children. We have arrested Singh and a case has been registered against him under various sections of the IPC, including 302 (murder). Further investigation is underway in the case,” Dan said.

It wasn't clear if the children witnessed the attack. 

Some media reports earlier claimed that Singh was “playing games on his mobile phone” when he was arrested. However, police clarified "it was Singh who opened the door to us in bloodstained clothes."

“We are not aware of him playing games on mobile at the time,” Dan told the Indian Express.

Last month, a man stabbed his wife with a kitchen knife before killing himself by jumping in front of a train at the western Indian state of Maharashtra. The victim was identified as 27-year-old Archana Durgande, and her husband was 31-year-old Ganesh Durgande. On the day of the incident, the couple had an argument at their home.

Neighbors arrived at the scene when the wife ran out of the apartment after being stabbed. The husband chased her and then stabbed her multiple times before fleeing the scene. He then ran toward the railway station and killed himself by jumping in front of a train.

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