New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a man has killed his pregnant wife to become rich. The incident took place in Puducherry district of Tamil Nadu. Police said the accused took this step after being advised by a self-styled godman. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar: PM Modi Speaks to Tamil Nadu CM, Announces Ex-gratia of Rs 2 Lakh From PMNRF

Sharing the incident, police said that they had received a complaint on September 19 and traced a body with neck slashed. However, on September 18, the accused had lodged an FIR about his missing wife. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar: 1500 Hectares of Farmland Damaged in TN, CM Says Damage Being Assessed

“When the accused was interrogated, it was found that he along with his self-styled godman killed the woman. The godman had promised accused that if he would sacrifice his wife he would soon be a millionaire,” police official added. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar Updates: 1500 Hectares of Farmland Damaged in TN, CM Makes Damage Assessment

The accused have two children and his deceased wife was pregnant with the third child. Police have arrested five people including the husband in connection with the murder case.

In March, a man was arrested for allegedly killing his mother over property issued. He beheaded his mother in a fit of rage. Accused identified as Anand and his mother had an argument over some property related issue, during which he attacked his mother with a sharp weapon and beheaded her. The accused then carried the ‘severed head’ all the way to the Karambakudi police station and surrendered.