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Last Updated: Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 16:59 GMT 17:59 UK
Wife 'beheads husband' in Karachi
Police in the Pakistani city of Karachi say a woman beheaded her husband and chopped up his body after he announced plans to take a fourth wife.

Officers said Majeeda Khatoon killed her husband while he was asleep and cut him up, helped by two male relatives.

The dismembered parts were then dumped in a drain in the Gulshan-e-Hadeed area on the city's outskirts.

Police said the woman, arrested last week, had confessed to the crime. Islam permits men to take up to four wives.


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