Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Father Goes Bananas And Chops Off Son's Hand

Things are much different in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea than what most of us are accustomed to. An innocent family dispute over a bunch of bananas for instance can lead to tragedy. This is exactly what happened this weekend just gone past - A father lopped off his son's hand after a family fight had erupted over a bunch of bananas.

The Southern Highlands (SHP) family have since sent the severed hand back to their village for burial, while the 20-year old recovers in the Mendi General Hospital.





The victim, Moson Wape, from Seven Kona in the Kagua district SHP, had his lower left hand cut off after his father tried to slash him on the head.

The incident occurred Wape intervened in a fight between his father and another son arguing over a bunch of bananas.

The father swung his bush knife and chopped off Wape's hand and also slashed his head.

Police are investigating.

1 comment:

Steven J said...

What the????!!!! OUCH!!!