Kolkata, Dec 25: A woman allegedly chopped off her husband’s head in a West Bengal village as part of tantra rituals, but police Wednesday said a love affair with another man was behind the murder.
The incident took place at Nalhati village in Birbhum district.
According to district sources, Ranga Mondal, 22, along with her three friends, hacked her husband Subrato’s head with an axe at their residence Tuesday night as part of tantra practices.
However, district police superintendent L.N. Meena said: “We have not got any evidence yet that suggests Mondal killed her husband as a part of tantra rituals.
“In fact, we have found that the woman was involved with another man and may be that led to an altercation between the man and the wife, resulting in the murder.”
“We have arrested Mondal and her three friends, including two men and a woman,” Meena said.