Zhang, a 31-year-old Chinese man, allegedly beheaded his wife in their flat in Kangle village in Guangzhou’s Haizhu District in South China’s Guangdong Province and proceeded to walk through the streets of China, holding her head like a trophy.
The suspect was caught on camera carrying his wife’s head, he is reported to have taken the deceased’s head to a waste transfer station to trash it.
The wife’s severed head was discovered by a sanitation worker who called the police.
The 28-year-old woman’s body was found at the flat where the murder occurred.
Her surname was Xia.
Zhang was arrested on murder charges, Haizhu District authorities said in a public statement.
Horrific CCTV footage captures the moment Zhang emerges from the front entrance of his building, holding his wife’s head in his left hand.
An unidentified man can be seen accompanying him as he casually walks through the alleyway minutes before throwing away the head of his late wife.
Surprisingly, none of the people in the footage appeared to notice the woman’s head during the short clip.
Reports say the victim’s head was later retrieved from the transfer station by the authorities, who carried it away in a cardboard box.
Investigations are still ongoing.