An abusive husband has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife to death over a delay in serving him dinner in Khunti district, Jharkhand, India late Saturday, Sept. 18.

The incident reportedly happened in the Kalamati village under Khunti Police Station limits of Jharkhand state in India.

The accused, a 70-year-old man, and his wife Hiramani were reportedly in an inebriated condition on Saturday night when the brutal killing occurred. After being angered by a slight delay in his dinner being served, the husband reportedly started arguing with his wife.

Following a heated confrontation, the suspect allegedly proceeded to thrash and pummel his wife to death with a stick in a fit of rage, the Times of India reported.

Hiramani, unfortunately, died on the spot. The police would later be summoned to the scene, with the victim's body recovered from the house the next day, Sunday, Sept. 19. The remains have been transferred to a public hospital for a post-mortem examination.

Authorities have initiated an investigation into the incident, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Ajay Kumar said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man named Gary Dunningham, 28, reportedly knifed his girlfriend, of five years, more than six times with a kitchen blade for not cooking him dinner, leaving her with stab wounds on both sides of her rib cage, back, and thighs in her house in Scrubbs Lane, just north of Notting Hill, according to Latin Times.

On March 31, the day of the attack, Dunningham reportedly started drinking alcohol from early morning before falling asleep. When he woke up in the late afternoon, he complained that his girlfriend hadn’t cooked him any dinner.

Dunningham later became extremely aggressive, picked up a kitchen knife, with a 10-inch blade, and allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times. Even though the victim desperately pleaded for the attack to stop, Dunningham continued stabbing her again and again for about 20 seconds.

After knifing her and leaving her in a pool of blood, Dunningham left the flat and started banging loudly on the neighbor's door. He told them that he had "done her in" and asked the neighbors to call the police.

Dunningham was tracked down a short time later by police officers in an industrial estate a short distance from the flat. His hands were covered in blood and he was "visually drunk," according to police officers.

The victim was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. She received treatment for multiple stab wounds. Her ear had to be stitched back together as it had gotten a large laceration during the attack.

Dunningham appeared before Isleworth Crown Court on July 5 and was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison.

A man has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife to death over a delay in serving him dinner in Khunti district, Jharkhand, India on Saturday, Sept. 18. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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