Content warning: This post deals with graphic violence.
Nikita Chawla told her husband she wanted move out. Days later, the 23-year-old was dead.
Her husband, Parminder Singh, told police he checked his wife’s phone while she slept and found a selfie sent from a bearded male colleague.
Then, he got angry, suffered a sort of “blackout”, and didn’t remember what happened next.
What did happen next was a tragic waste of a young woman’s life by an entitled, jealous and violent man who purported to love her.
In the early hours of January 9, Ms Chawla was slashed 35 times with a meat cleaver in the Brunswick West flat she shared with her killer.
“I think I couldn’t control myself and I hold a big knife and kept hitting her until she stopped breathing,” he said.
Singh then called 000 and told operators he’d killed his wife and that they should come and collect her corpse, News Limited reports.
“I had one big knife I used to cut her throat,” he said.
Singh told a police officer: “I got my wife – right – I killed her. I love her so much, I had a bright future with her and then she’s been cheating on me… I just find out today and I – I think my anxiety took over and then I lost it.”