An incredible story from Lublijana, Slovenia (the former home country of FLOTUS Melania Trump) where a 21-year-old is being accused of cutting off her own hand with a circular saw to pocket monthly payments from her own insurance.
The police in Slovenia claim that her own family helped her carry out the gruesome task in order to make a fraudulent insurance claim.
The 21-year-old, who has not been named, is under arrest and faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. The suspected family recently took out a special injury insurance and, if successful, would have gained some $450k in in compensation and monthly payments of about $3,500 from the policy.
Police say the group deliberately cut the woman’s hand above the wrist at their home in the capital Ljubljana. Relatives then took her to hospital, saying she had injured herself while sawing branches.
The family members left the hand on purpose at home, in order to ensure permanent disability but Slovenian authorities were able to recover it and doctors successfully sewed it back on.
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