In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing her husband to death and cooking his remains, in Eslamshahr, Iran, on Saturday, August 13. The woman, who has not been named, was taken into custody after police found her spouse’s mutilated body at their property.
The woman has been accused of dismembering her husband’s body and stewing his body parts in a pot. The neighbors told the police about a putrid odor emanating from the couple’s home.
Police said that she got angry after discovering her husband was having an affair with another woman. She was said to have caught her husband and his mistress in their home and confronted him. She said she was “forced” to wed her husband at the age of 15 before realizing he had “no interest in her”.
According to reports, the woman told investigators that she was “tired of his behavior,” and he routinely assaulted her and their five-year-old daughter. She said, “He was not interested in me and had relationships with other women. He used to beat me and my five-year-old daughter and betrayed me several times”. She went on to add, “I was tired of this behavior and that’s why I killed him. I saw my husband and his lover at home, and we had an argument after that woman left. My husband brought the knife.”
Later she claimed, “I told him if he was cheating on me, he should kill me so he could get rid of me. He handed the knife to me. I held the knife to my stomach and asked, ‘How would you kill me if you wanted to kill me?’ ‘I would stab you in the stomach,’ he said. So, I took the knife and stabbed him and said, ‘That’s how I’ll kill you.’ I couldn’t understand how I did it all of a sudden. He fell to the ground and remained motionless.”
Eslamshahr police chief Colonel Ali Aghakarkhane said, “At first, the accused made contradictory statements, but then went on to describe the murder in detail and claimed that she killed her husband due to an unusual relationship that he shared with another woman.” The investigation team has decided to autopsy the husband’s body.