Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Man holds girlfriend hostage after her parents refused to let them get married
Hundreds of onlookers and armed police watched as the man stripped to his underwear and ordered his girlfriend to do the same so she would be shamed in front of their neighbours.
He announced he was going to kill her and claimed the 29-year-old regularly had affairs when he went to work, according to various local media reports.
He held his girlfriend by the throat and waved the meat cleaver in the air as trained negotiators tried to talk him down from the roof of the quiet residential block.
The man's relatives were brought to the scene on Monday to try and talk him down but had little luck
But as he made his way towards the car officers gave chase, managing to pull him away from his girlfriend and throw him to the ground.
The man now faces a lengthy jail term - and according to reports, not even his own parents had approved the marriage in the first place.