Husband carries his wife's severed HEAD through the streets and waves to onlooking crowds after beheading her in India
Police superintendent Arvind Chaturvedi said the accused had been arrested and a case of dowry death filed against him on the complaint of the victim's father.
It is believed that the couple had married around two years ago.
Last year, Rajani gave birth to the couple's first child, a girl, but the baby tragically died a few days later due to illness, said a police official.
On Saturday morning, the couple reportedly had a row which turned violent, during which Akhilesh allegedly attacked his wife with a sharp-edged weapon.
Police said: 'On Saturday afternoon, the man had a fight with his wife. He dragged her out of his house and beheaded her.
'Then, he began walking towards the police station with his wife's severed head.'
Female dowry deaths account for 40 to 50 per cent of all female homicides recorded annually in India.
VINOKCL, LONDON, United Kingdom
And I bet he gets released pending trial under the current regime.
tango1234, romford, United Kingdom
Poor woman had to endure this. I hope she can rest in peace now. This is way beyond shocking. The only justice is to put this vile excrement to death so he may burn in hell for ever.
angeltop, Somewhere, United Kingdom, 1 week ago
That poor poor lady.
Annabelle96, London, United Kingdom
Horrible man. I hope you never have peace.
Big Rod, Benefit street, United Kingdom
Poor sweet lady. Hope someone's covered up the rest of her remains before another sick individual takes it.
OMG258, Widnes, United Kingdom
Jon, Spalding, United Kingdom
peeky, lincolnshire, United Kingdom
OMG. think I'll stop reading the news. Always full off doom and gloom.
Intelliperson, london, United Kingdom
Beyond words, the woman had only been home four days having just lost her baby as well.
Forgiving, St Buryan, United Kingdom
Poor, poor girl. Tragic.
Someone, Somewhere, United Kingdom
The saddest thing is that this doesn't shock me.
Teacher 1, Cardiff, United Kingdom
This practice is barbaric. In modern society there is no place for this vile action by men. There are still some backward thinking areas of the world especially by men.
Rs8, London, United Kingdom
Jesus Christ, that's one sick individual
mamabubbles, london, United Kingdom
I have no words
RogerRefugee, Calais Jungle, United Kingdom
Unbelievable. Why. Why. Why. Poor woman. RIP.
GodDefendNewZealand, Auckland, New Zealand
The poor lady - death penalty for the husband!