A man beheaded his lover ‘because the cabbage soup she cooked wasn’t tasty’, say police.
Officers found the body of an unnamed 47-year-old woman, with her head severed, in Russia‘s Smolensk region.
It is the second case in less than a week in Russia where complaints about cooking have allegedly resulted in murder.
A man beheaded his lover ‘because the cabbage soup she cooked wasn’t tasty’, say police. The 43-year-old partner (left) of the woman (right) was detained at the couple’s home in Kozlovka
The woman’s 43-year-old partner was detained at the couple’s home in Kozlovka village.
‘The man became angry because his wife cooked tasteless Shchi (cabbage) soup,’ reported Readovka News, citing a law enforcement source.
A criminal investigation has been launched according to part 1 article 105 of the Russian criminal code – deliberate murder.
Shchi (pictured) is a Russian-style cabbage soup that the woman made for her partner
Dead body of beheaded woman in Kozlovka village after she was murdered by her partner
Locals said that the man had recently lost his job and had started drinking.
‘Previously he never suffered from this bad habit, and nobody could recall any aggressive behaviour,’ said a local report.
The man tried and failed to take his own life after murdering his partner, alleged the source.
Locals said that the man had recently lost his job and had started drinking. Pictured: A dilapidated building in the village of Kozlovka
The man tried and failed to take his own life after murdering his partner, alleged a source
Earlier this week in a separate case a woman murdered her husband – stabbing him at least 35 times – because he had criticised her cooking, according to Russian police.
Slava Davydkin, 43, a keen fisherman, was killed after complaining there was not enough salt in a dish she served when guests came to their house in Penza region.
His wife Evgenia, 31, waited until he was asleep and repeatedly stabbed him in front of the couple’s four year old child.
She later confessed to the killing using his angling knife – and is under house arrest.