A jealous husband 'cut off both his wife's hands' in a fit of rage after he accused her of having an affair. Doctors have managed to save one of the woman's hands during emergency surgery but have not been able to re-attach the other.
Dmitry Grachyov, 26, launched the medieval-style attack at his wife Margarita after he accused her of being unfaithful.
Blood gushing from both arms, Grachyov is then reported to have driven his wife to 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".
The right hand and arm was "too damaged" in the gruesome attack to be saved, say doctors.
A video showed Grachyov in a court cage after he was detained. He has been remanded in custody pending investigations into the incident.
The couple have been married five years and have two children, sons aged three and four.
Before attacking her, he demanded she be tested on a lie detector. She agreed but he mutilated her anyway, said police.
Friends saw the couple as "close and loving".
A colleague of Margarita, who worked in marketing and was organising a beauty contest in Moscow region, said: "She's really open. But she didn't tell me anything was wrong".
Other friends said she was preparing to divorce her husband.She had previously called the police over her husband's behaviour, but they only "talked to him", according to one report.
A family friend called Dmitry said he had once told her: "I'll kill you. If need be, I'll go to jail.
Culled from UK Mirror