A Pakistani man decapitated his wife for not quitting her job as a labourer, the media reported on Monday.
According to police, Nasreen, 37, who lived in an area of Shamke Bhattian in Manga Mandi, 41 kilometres from Lahore, was found dead by her children and neighbours in the house.
The police after being informed of the murder reached the spot. The forensic experts accompanying the police collected evidences from the crime scene, recorded statements of eyewitnesses and later shifted the body to the city morgue for an autopsy.
Initial investigation shows the woman was killed by her husband Afraheem in the name of honour, said Maher Mumtaz, Superintendent of Police Saddar Division.
According to a senior police official, Nasreen was killed by her husband Afraheem who did not like her job and had ask her to quit. Despite opposition, Nasreen continued with the job, the official said.
The SP said quoting the children that the woman was asleep in her house when her husband allegedly attacked her with a chopper after locking the room. He said after the suspect left the house, the children with the help of some neighbours opened the room and found Nasreen lying dead with her head severed.
The suspect is still at large, while police teams have been formed to arrest him.