Police say will not investigate failed insurance scam that cost woman her hand, foot

By Minh Chien, Thanh Nien News

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A railway section in Hanoi where a woman and her accomplice faked an accident to make an insurance claim A railway section in Hanoi where a woman and her accomplice faked an accident to make an insurance claim

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Police in Hanoi said they will not investigate further into an alleged insurance fraud in which a woman hired a man to cut off her hand and foot to make the claim.
While the offence committed by the woman "showed signs of the crime of fraud to appropriate property," she "did not succeed in achieving the goal," and the insurance had not been paid, the police of Bac Tu Liem Dist. said.
The woman, identified as Ly Thi N., 30, faked a railway accident to make an insurance claim of VND3.5 billion (US$157,000) three months ago, according to the police's initial investigation.
She paid Doan Van D., 21, VND50 million to hack off part of her left hand and left foot and helped her arrange the scene of a railway accident.
Doctors reattached N.'s severed hand and foot, but had to remove them later after gangrene set in.
"What is most unfortunate is that now she lost a hand and a foot, already a really great loss for her," Colonel Nguyen Thanh Tung, police chief of Bac Tu Liem Dist., said.

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