A woman has died after a man believed to be her husband pushed her in front of a speeding train before running off with her two children.

The incident took place at the Vasai Railway station in the Palghar district of the Western Indian state of Maharashtra around 4 a.m. Monday, NDTV reported.

Surveillance footage obtained by the outlet reportedly showed the woman sleeping on a bench at the station with her children when the man approached her, dragged her awake and threw her in front of an oncoming train, killing her instantly. The then man picked up the woman's two children who were sleeping nearby, including an infant, as well as a backpack and left the platform.

The victim's mutilated remains were recovered and sent for an autopsy, according to India TV. After committing the murder in cold blood, the man was reportedly seen boarding a train to Dadar in the country's financial capital Mumbai.

He was detained late Monday night after being arrested in Thane's Bhiwandi town, a police official told the outlet. A murder case was registered against him under the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code.

The man and the woman had gotten into an argument after she went out with a friend of her husband for two days, according to the outlet. Preliminary investigation revealed that the man doubted the woman's character, which led to the incident.

In July, a woman in Pakistan's Sindh province was strangled to death by her husband who then boiled her body in a cauldron as her six children watched in horror. The man, identified as Ashiq, reportedly chopped off one of the victim's legs to fit her into the pot. After the murder, Ashiq ran off with three of the children, while the other kids were taken into police custody after deputies reached the scene. The real motive behind the murder wasn't immediately clear, but preliminary investigation revealed that Ashiq had pressured his wife to be involved in elicit affairs but she refused, making him angry. The man was on the run and authorities were looking for him.

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Representational image of a railway station in India. AFP / DIPTENDU DUTTA