It has been revealed that a Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her foot and hand as part of an elaborate insurance scam.
According to local media, the 30-year-old woman is alleged to have faked an accident, telling police in the Bac Tu Liem District that she had been hit by a train, in order to claim more than $150,000 in an insurance payout.
Her extravagant plan unraveled however, when police launched an investigation after noticing a few suspicious details in her story.
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They then established that the woman had faked the whole plot and had paid a friend to sever her limbs.
She is continuing to receive treatment for her self-inflicted injuries, while charges of conspiracy to steal assets are pending, tuoitrenews reports.