A mother identified as Putu Careen had her feet hacked off with a machete in front of her two young children by her jealous husband who thought she was cheating.
She was mutilated in an alcohol-fuelled rage in a terrible act of violence in her native town Canggu, Bali in South East Asia.
Horrific photos show the huge weapon believed to have been used in the attack at her house, left behind in a blood-soaked courtyard. Local police say the suspect ‘regretted’ his attack and drove the 33-year-old victim to hospital after inflicting the shocking injuries.
Upon arrival Mrs Careen was pictured in agony on a hospital bed, with her bloodied legs bandaged as doctors battle to save her life. Her children, who witnessed the horrendous scene, are aged just nine and 13-years-old.
Badung Police Chief, Yudith Satriya Hananta told local media a machete had been used in the bloody crime, with a 31cm blade and a 15cm handle. “The left leg of the victim broke from the ankle, while the victim’s right leg almost broke with a cut on the shin”.
Police have detained the 36-year-old suspect, while an appeal has been launched to raise money for the victim’s care.