A man allegedly murdered his wife by crushing her head with a stone slab for refusing to let him sleep close to her in Malad, Mumbai, India on Friday, July 15. 

The accused, identified as Gyandev Ganpat Balade, reportedly felt upset after his wife Vijaymala Balade, 48, told him that he cannot sleep next to her on Friday, July 15. Enraged, Balade angrily confronted his wife. When their argument escalated, the accused, in a fit of rage, allegedly picked up a huge stone slab and threw it against his wife's head, crushing her skull entirely, Times Now reported. 

After seeing his wife bleed to death, the accused walked up to the Malwani Police Station, narrated the entire incident, and surrendered himself before the police officers.

Following this, a team of police officers rushed to the victim's residence. However, when the officers arrived, the woman was already dead. The officers subsequently sent her body to a public hospital to conduct an autopsy. 

Meanwhile, the accused was arrested and taken into custody for murder under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Indian man has been accused of viciously killing his wife by repeatedly smashing her in the head and face with a rock in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, Latin Times reported. 

The incident reportedly happened on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021, while Sukhdev, 55, and his wife Bhanwari Devi were working on their agricultural farm with other family members and workers. After having lunch, while they were resting under the shade of trees, Sukhdev allegedly suddenly picked up a rock and repeatedly hit Devi in the head and face with it. Following this, he took an agricultural tool and bludgeoned her to death. 

The family members and other relatives who were present on the farm tried to stop Sukhdev from attacking the victim. However, they said that the accused “was uncontrollable.” 

After committing the horrendous crime, Sukhdev did not try to flee the scene and sat still at the scene of the killing until officers were summoned to the scene and took him into custody.

hand-gdeca11512_1920 A man allegedly murdered his wife by crushing her head with a stone slab for refusing to let him sleep close to her in Malad, Mumbai, India on Friday, July 15. This is a representational image. Pixabay/ skyli216