A 25-year-old man in Delhi, India has been charged with beating his wife to death and having sex with the corpse before falling asleep beside it.
Pradeep Sharma, a rickshaw driver from Utter Pradesh, was arrested after confessing to the horrific crime on Friday, according to the Hindustan Times.
An e-rickshaw driver has been arrested in west delhi for killing his wife. He had sex with her corpse. @NBTDilli
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The man had reportedly been under the influence of alcohol at the young couple’s home in Delhi’s Nihal Vihar area when he beat Monica Sharma, 23, to death in a fit of rage by smashing her head repeatedly into a wall.
It’s understood an argument erupted between the couple after they received an eviction notice for being late with rent payments. Sharma became violent and killed his wife before proceeding to have sex with the corpse.
“I made love to her for the last time and apologised to her,” Sharma told police, according to The Times of India. “I passed out beside her and only woke up around 10 a.m. the next morning.”
Having realised what he had done, Sharma fled the scene.
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