Graphic: Jealous husband cuts off wife’s hands on allegations of infidelity

A woman whose hands were cut off by her heartless husband will forever leave with only one after surgeons carried out emergency surgeries but couldn’t attach the other.

Following an accusation of extramarital affairs, Margarita Grachyov engaged her husband in a war or words which led to scuffles, and in the fist of rage, her jealous partner Dmitry Grachyov, 26, carried out the barbaric attack which has since landed him in prison.


According to The U.K. Mirror, Dmitry took his wife to a thick forest in Moscow, with the intention of torturing her to confession with an ax, reports confirm.

Police said the mother-of-two denied being unfaithful, so her husband cut of one hand and later severed the second. He then drove her to a hospital with blood gushing out from those hands, and handed himself over to the authorities.

Now nicknamed “Othello with an ax,” doctors said Dmitry’s wife needed about 9 hours of complex surgeries to attach the hands. However, the right hand was too damaged to be re-attached.


The once-sweet couple have been married for 5 years. They share two boys aged three and four.

Friends of the couple said they were “close and romantic.”

Police added that Dmitry offered his wife a chance to use a lie-detector and she agreed but he cut her, anyway. The woman-beater has been remanded while investigation into the violent attack is ongoing.

A friend and colleague to Margarita, who worked as a marketer before the attack, said there was nothing wrong between Dmitry and his wife, adding that the spouse abuse victim never showed any signs of having marital problems.

Margarita was organizing a beauty contest in Moscow.

Other friends said they were heading for divorce before the horrific incident.

The one-handed woman reportedly called police on him recently but they only cautioned him against spouse abuse.

“I am immensely proud of my doctors. This was an outrageous case – a young woman had both hands cut off,” said the chief physician of City Hospital No 7 in Serpukhov, Alexander Myasnikov.

Margarita suffered the inhuman attack in Panikovo village on December 11.

A family friend told the news outlet that Dmitry once threatened to kill his wife and go to jail if need be.

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Another of the surgeons said he couldn’t believe a human being would do that to his wife.

“I just cannot show the original pictures. It is just a bloody mess, even I have to strain and prepare myself to look at them,” Alexander added.

“The surgical team did an incredible job – sewing her up even though this seemed impossible at first.”

Why women cheat

In most cultures all over the world, cheating in a relationship is abhorred no matter who’s involved – men or women.

However, human psychologists believe there’s no big difference between who’s more likely to have extra-marital affairs in a marriage except that men and women do if for different reasons.

“People will often say that infidelity is a sign of a deeper relationship trouble,” Eric Anderson, a professor of sport, masculinity and sexuality at the University of Winchester in England, said.

It’s very easy to see people as sexually insatiable when they are unfaithful but experts say it totally different from reality.

Women cheat for a lot of reasons but for men, it’s about carnal lust – cheating doesn’t go beyond sex when men are involved.

“But figuring out why people cheat is trickier. The most entrenched storyline is that men are unfaithful because they want more sexual variety, whereas women step out to get their emotional needs met,” Anderson said, adding that “some studies suggest that women who are unhappy with relationships are likelier to cheat“.

According to Dr David Buss from the University of Texas: “People cheat for many reasons – because they are bored, for sexual variety, for revenge, because they are emotionally or sexually dissatisfied, for adventure, for resource, or as a mate switching tactics,” he told Daily Mail.

Mrs Cathy Meyer, a divorce expert agreed with Dr Buss. She said: “Some women become nothing more than a mother, housekeeper and wife who keeps the family running smoothly. Maybe she is feeling frumpy and unattractive. Her self-esteem is in the gutter…she no longer feels sexy, beautiful or desirable. She is married to a man who takes her and the marriage for granted.

“Enter into the picture a man who compliments her, shows interest in her emotionally, tells her she is beautiful.

 “A man who looks at her and sees something other than a mother, housekeeper and wife. A woman who is having issues with low self-esteem is a sitting duck for a man like this. She may find herself willing to throw caution to the wind in order to find the validation she needs and is not getting in the marriage.”
Sex is not entirely removed from the picture for women. Lust is also a part of the many reasons for a woman’s infidelity though they’d rather blame it on other emotional factors to justify the guilt.
According to Mrs Meyer, no matter the kind of marital problems people are going through, it’s not wise for a man to punish his wife by withdrawing from sex. This action or inaction ends up complicating issues for women who treasure intimacy that goes beyond sex but somehow comes from sex.
“…Then you have men who withhold sex as a form of punishment. Men who don’t communicate their dissatisfaction with something their wife has done but punish her by withdrawing from her sexually,” Mrs Meyer says avoiding this in a marriage may save the woman from going astray.

A Mattress For Cheating Spouses.

A Spanish company is making history with its effort to bring sanity and self-control in marriages.

This company has created a hi-tech mattress which can be connected to the internet to record anything that comes in contact with it. This implies that the mattress can record shapes (body shapes) and sounds once there are movements or weight on the bed.

Two people pose on the “Smarttress” mattress. 

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