A Yemeni man killed his wife and phoned her family in another city to ask them to prepare for her burial, claiming she had a normal death.
The man took the body of his wife wrapped in a shroud ready for burial but her father did not believe the husband and phoned the police.
The Arabic language daily Yemen Alyoum said the man from the northern town of Hudaydah travelled all the way to the capital Sanaa to hand over the body of his wife to her family and present a false medical certificate showing she died normally.
“Police arrested the man after the coroner found that she had been severely beaten before death…the coroner said the woman died of beating,” the paper said.
“The husband was arrested as he was preparing to receive mourners,” it said, adding that his wife was around 35 years old and had three children.