A JEALOUS husband cut off both his wife’s hands with an axe after accusing her of having a secret lover. The savage medieval-style attack has appalled Russian doctors who have sewn back one hand but cannot save the other. Dmitry Grachyov, 26, took his wife Margarita, mother of his two children, to a forest after accusing her of being unfaithful, say reports in Moscow. He first used an axe to strike her fingers as he sought to torture her into a confession, but she denied his accusations, say reports based on police sources.
He then severed one hand followed by the other. Blood gushing from both arms, Grachyov then drove his wife to the hospital and gave himself up to police. Margarita needed a “highly complex” nine-hour operation to reconnect one hand after the attack by her husband who has been called “Othello with an axe”.