A man from Enga Province was arrested and locked up at Badili Police Station in the Nation’s Capital after chopping off his mother in-law’s leg.
The incident occurred around 9:30pm on New Year’s Eve.
Badili Police station Commander, Inspector Jerry Obert who confirmed this report stated that the Engan man was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and in a heated argument with his wife at the time of the incident.
“The man swung a bush knife at his wife with the intention to chop the wife, however upon seeing the bush knife heading in her direction, she jumped out of the way without realizing her mother was standing behind her”, said PSC Inspector Jerry Obert.
The mother in-law who was standing behind her daughter had her leg chopped off when her daughter jumped out of the way of the flying bush knife.
“The mother in-law of the man is currently at Port Moresby General Hospital receiving treatment for her wounds while the man is now locked up at the Badili Police Station”.
Obert stated that it is unclear as to what had instigated the argument but one things for sure, the man will face the full brunt of the law.