An Australian man’s housekeeper in Bali has had her feet hacked off with a machete, with claims her husband attacked her because he thought she had been unfaithful, Daily Mail reported.
Putu Careen was attacked on Tuesday evening as her two young children watched in horror. Her husband has been accused of mutilating her in an alcohol-fuelled rage.
Rohan Lee, who moved to Canggu from Perth two years ago, employed Careen for two years and has created a GoFundMe page to help pay for her medical bills and support her children while she recovers.
“Not only is this one of the most vile and vindictive acts of violence I’ve ever witnessed, the worst part is that in Indonesia there is no welfare or government assistance for medical treatment of this kind,” Rohan Lee said.
Mr Lee says the victim had both her feet “sawn-off with a machete”. Their children, aged nine and 13, were allegedly present at the time of the incident.
Images of the scene show vast amounts of blood on a tiled floor inside the house, with further large stains in what appears to be a courtyard.
A large blade was found on a chair near the pools of blood.
Putu Careen can be seen writhing in pain in a picture taken from an emergency room, with both of her legs heavily bandaged.
Her Australian employer says she does not have the money to pay for her medical bills, to source prosthetic legs or undergo appropriate rehabilitation.
“If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Putu, you would know that she is honestly one of the most genuinely kind and caring people you could ever meet. She even came to make me her home remedies when I was sick with dengue fever. I struggle to see how anybody could do such a thing to such a loving and caring human being.” Mr Lee said.
He says Mrs Careen is remaining positive and has been smiling and laughing from her hospital bed despite the horrific mutilation. “It was so remarkable to see for someone in her situation and was such a testament to the amazing woman and mother that she is.”
The page has already received over $40,000 in donations and have set a target of $100k.
You can help Putu Careen by donating to the GoFundMe page here.
Ms Careen’s husband has reportedly been arrested in relation to the attack, he is facing charges carrying 10 years prison for the machete assault.
Source: dailymail.co.uk / Sam McPhee