A man from the Indian village of Nasirpur has been arrested after allegedly confessing to beheading his daughter in an 'honour killing.'

The man known as Surajmal is believed to have killed the 21-year-old girl in a fit of rage after discovering her relationship with a boy in the same village.

The victim, known as Meenakshi, was living with her parents at the time of her death and voiced her desire to marry the boy but her father objected, according to police superintendent Manzil Saini.

Surajmal apparently accused his daughter of tarnishing the family's name and shot her dead following a heated argument on March 17, 2013. He went on to behead her after the shooting.

He has been arrested in connection with the case.

History of honour killings

The case of Meenakshi is not the first brutal honour killing to blight India in recent months.

In June 2012, a man in western India paraded his daughter's severed head through his village, after cutting her head off with a sword.

Marble miner Ogad Singh claimed he was upset about his daughter Manju Kunwar's lifestyle and "indecent behaviour", when he surrendering himself to police.