A man allegedly brutally stabbed his pregnant 17-year-old wife to death before later stripping naked and parading himself through the streets of Helwan City, Egypt.

The 27-year-old suspect, who was the husband and also the cousin of the 17-year-old pregnant victim, reportedly knifed his wife to death after she tried to intervene stop him from killing his neighbor. After the violent stabbing, the accused allegedly proceeded to strip naked and parade himself through the streets of Helwan City, Gulf News reported.

On the day of the murder, the accused reportedly got into a heated argument with his neighbor over unspecified issues. During the confrontation, the accused, in a fit of rage, went back into his home's kitchen to grab a knife with the intention of coming back to stab his neighbor to death. However, when his pregnant wife tried to stop him, he allegedly proceeded to stab her six times in the back and abdomen, killing her instantly.

Following the attack, Helwan police officers responded to the scene after neighbors notified the authorities about the disturbance. The officers then arrested the accused and also obtained the bloodied knife that he had used to kill his wife.

The victim, who was three months pregnant, had reportedly dropped out of school and got married to the accused to escape issues she was facing at her parent’s house.

According to one of the couple’s relatives, the husband reportedly suffers from psychological disorders.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Iranian man allegedly beheaded his 17-year-old wife in public before proceeding to walk down a street carrying her severed head in the Ahvas City in southwestern Iran on Feb. 5, Latin Times reported.

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 a crowd of people in the city square on Feb. 5.

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

Meanwhile, onlookers quickly alerted the police regarding the incident. The authorities 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.

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