Taiwan Teen Severs Dad's Hands Over Abuse

17-year-old bought knife, sliced both father's wrists
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2009 7:16 AM CDT
A 17-year-old boy sliced off his father's hands after allegedly suffering years of abuse.   (©Van Damme M.)

(Newser) – Police in Taiwan arrested a 17-year-old boy who chopped off his father's hands, allegedly after suffering years of physical abuse. The boy used a knife cut through both of his father's wrists while he slept, although doctors succeeded in reattaching them. Local media reported that the boy suffered frequent beatings and had bought a knife after his father abused him for not getting a job while studying.