Police in India have arrested a man who is accused of beheading his own teenage daughter over an alleged love affair she had with a man the father didn't like, in what appears to be the latest case of "honor killing" in the country.

The locals of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district alerted the police when they saw the man, identified as Sarvesh Kumar, nonchalantly walking down a road in the village carrying his daughter's severed head, according to New Delhi Television (NDTV).

BBC News said the local police released a video of Kumar admitting to the gruesome crime, explaining that he was angered to learn of his daughter's relationship, came home to find her alone, locked her in a room and cut her head off using a sharp object.

In a video released by the police, Kumar explains that he could not find her daughter's lover, and managed only to kill his daughter. "I locked the door and got it done," he says in Hindi.

Kumar told the police that he had left her daughter's body and the murder weapon "in the room" and went out to turn himself in to authorities.

The video has since been removed from social media platforms because of its very graphic content.

In January, a 17-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend were allegedly killed by the girl's relatives in Uttar Pradesh.

A month later, the IANS news agency reported that another woman was burned alive in the state in Gorakhpur for her having a relationship with a Muslim man.

Last year, Uttar Pradesh topped the list of Indian states with highest recorded number of crimes against women, according to India's National Crime Records Bureau.

In 2011, India's Supreme Court said that people convicted of so-called honor crimes should face the death penalty.