A woman reportedly hacked off chunks of her husband’s arms and fed them to their dogs before she watched him bleed to death.
Police are investigating the gruesome murder in Mallorca, Spain, where a 65-year-old man bled to death after the horrific attack.
An autopsy on the 65-year-old man has confirmed he died because of blood loss before his body was discovered in the popular holiday resort of Cala Millor.
He has been named only as Horst Hans H.
The Civil Guard believe his 46-year-old Russian wife, Svetla Batukova, being held on suspicion of murder, drugged him and then stripped flesh off his arms which she then fed to their bloodhounds.
They believe she had some sort of breakdown fuelled by alcohol and drugs.
Police said her victim was suffering from a serious illness and could not speak or call out because of an operation on his trachea.
A spokesman said: “He had such serious wounds on his arms that they were virtually severed.
“The attack was brutal and seemed to have been carried out by someone deranged.”
The shocking incident happened in an apartment block in Bella Vista street, Cala Millor where officers were said to have found a gruesome scene, according to Diario de Mallorca.
The man was already dead and the woman was said to have been sitting on the stairs covered with blood and in some state of a nervous breakdown.
Police are unaware of who made the call for help.
Neighbours say the couple had a turbulent relationship and there had been episodes of violence in which the woman had attacked her husband.
It is alleged that the man once turned up at a next door apartment with wounds on his arms and a shredded shirt.
Others said he had previously been attacked by the dogs.
Police say the woman under arrest had a history of violence.
She is expected to appear before a court in Mallorca today after spending several nights in the psychiatric ward of the local hospital.