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Woman's legs allegedly hacked off with machete by "jealous" husband in front of her children

He used the machete to try coax a confession about an affair from her, police say.

By Kate Wagner
Woman's legs allegedly sawn off with machete by husband

A woman has had her feet sawn off in a vile act of domestic violence after her husband allegedly attacked her with a machete in front of her two young children.

Putu Careen's employer, Australian former UFC fighter Rohan Lee, has helped raise over $50,000 to help support her after the “horrific” attack.

“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 limited welfare or government assistance for medical treatment of this kind,” Mr Lee wrote in the GoFundMe description.

“This incident has left Putu without the ability to work to support her two children, pay for immediate medical treatment, prosthetic legs, or obtain any kind of rehabilitation.”

Police say the attack was motivated by jealousy, claiming Ms Careen’s husband, Kadek Adi Waisaka Putra, allegedly attacked her after accusing her of an affair.

Her husband had used the machete to try coax a confession from her, police said.

After hacking off his wife’s feet with the weapon, police said he drove her to a nearby clinic but her left leg had to be amputated after the incident.

Lee moved to Canggu after retiring from UFC, and described the victim as “one of the most genuinely kind and caring people you could ever meet”.

“Ever since I moved to Canggu two years ago, Putu has helped me with everything, from finding accommodation to helping me with the local markets and everything in between,” Mr Lee wrote.

“I struggle to see how anybody could do such a thing to such a loving and caring human being.”

Ms Careen is still in hospital and Mr Lee reports she's “still remaining positive”.

“It was so remarkable to see for someone in her situation and was such a testament to the amazing woman and mother she is,” he said.

Mr Lee said the money raised from the GoFundMe account will go directly towards her medical costs, and anything over the desired $100,000 will go into a “strictly managed account” for the mother and her two children.