Woman in Slovenia 'cuts off own hand with circular saw for insurance payout'

The slovenian women faces up to eight year jail time.
The slovenian women faces up to eight year jail time.
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A woman was arrested in Slovenia for fraud after cutting her hand off with a circular saw in a bid to land an insurance payout, police say.

Her hand was later sewn back on at Ljubljana University Medical Centre.

She was hoping to get around €380,000 in compensation after signing up for five insurance policies shortly before the incident, officers alleged.

"With one of her accomplices, she intentionally amputated her hand at the wrist with a circular saw, hoping to stage it as an accident," police spokesman Valter Zrinski told during a news conference on Monday.

The 21-year-old and her accomplice — a 29-year-old member of her family — have been detained and face up to eight years in prison if found guilty.

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