An Iranian man allegedly beheaded his 17-year-old wife in public before proceeding to walk down a street carrying her severed head in Ahvas City in southwestern Iran on Saturday, Feb. 5.

The 17-year-old victim had reportedly left her husband and fled to Turkey following a family dispute with her husband. However, following this, the accused brought her back to Iran and then beheaded her with the help of the victim's brother in front of many people in the city square on Saturday, Feb. 5.

After decapitating the underage girl in public, the brutal husband then wandered the city carrying her severed head in his hands, Gulf News reported.

Following the violent incident, several videos and photographs of the accused walking through the streets of Iran have gone viral on social media. In the photos, the man can be seen brandishing his wife’s severed head in one hand and a bloodied knife in the other.

The man reportedly also posed for a photograph holding his wife’s head in Butcher Square in Ahwaz around 3 p.m on Saturday. However, after noticing that he was being photographed by onlookers, he shortly fled from the scene.

Meanwhile, onlookers quickly alerted the police regarding the incident. The authorities have launched an investigation into the killing, as well as began a search operation. The suspect was arrested a few hours later on the same day.

During questioning while in custody, the man said that he was spurred to kill his wife because of some “family problems.” Meanwhile, his brother-in-law, the victim's brother, was also arrested in connection with the incident.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a woman reportedly decapitated her husband after a heated argument before proceeding to carry his severed head in a plastic bag to a police station in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, India on Jan. 20, Latin Times reported.

The accused, identified as Vasundhara, 50, reportedly used a sharp knife to murder and beheaded her husband, Bhashyam Ravichander, 53, after a violent altercation erupted between the couple at their home on Jan. 20.

After severing the man's neck, Vasundhara placed Ravichandar’s dismembered head in a plastic bag and walked to the police station while lugging the container. She subsequently presented the severed head to the authorities and surrendered before the police officers.

Following this, officers rushed to the couple’s residence and recovered the rest of Ravichander’s remains.

“We have booked the murder case against the woman. We are investigating the case. The reason for the murder is being ascertained,” a police official said.

When the officers enquired with the couple’s neighbors, they revealed that the husband and wife had been frequently quarreling for the last year.

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