A woman allegedly hired a man to
cut off her hand and foot in an
attempt to scam an insurance
company out of nearly VND4 billion
Ly Thi N., 30, faked a railway accident to make a claim three
months ago, police in Bac Tu Liem
On May 5 Doan Van D., 21, reported
to the police that a woman had been injured in a railway accident in Bac Tu Liem.
At the scene, the police found N. with her left hand and left foot severed.
She told the police she had been
wandering near the railway track
when a train that went by "dragged" her in. D., a stranger, happened to be on the spot and saw the accident, she said.
However, the police later found out
that N. and D. knew each other.
After further investigation, they
established that N. had paid D.
VND50 million to hack off her hand
and foot and fake the accident to make the insurance claim.
A source told Thanh Nien that N. had incurred losses in her business and bought a large insurance policy.
The police said they are investigating further to decide what charges to bring against the duo.
Doctors reattached N.'s severed
hand and foot, but had to remove
them four days later after gangrene