Anni Dewani's father's arm ripped off in horrific freak accident

By admin
11 March 2015

Vinod Hindocha, father of honeymoon murder victim Anni Dewani, had his right arm ripped from his body during an accident at work in the Sweden.

The 65-year-old engineer was fixing a broken lift on March 3 when the chain slipped, sending him hurtling to the ground. His outstretched arm was ripped from his body by the force of the fall. According to The Mirror, Vinod was left "looking up at his severed limb" as he crashed to the ground.

'Bad things happen to good people sometimes'

He was airlifted to a hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, where doctors managed to reattach the arm after a 13-hour surgery.

He has already regain some movement in the arm through his elbow.

Vinod's wife Nilam (64), who was with him in Sweden when he was injured, had gone shopping when he was hurt. Nilam is currently in remission from stomach cancer.

The gruesome accident comes after the highly-publicised court case in South Africa, in which details of his daughter's murder were recounted in detail. Anni was murdered in an alleged hijacking while on her honeymoon in Cape Town with husband Shrien.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo was arrested and confessed to the killing. He named accomplices Xolile Mngeni and Mziwamadoda Qwabe as the men who carried out the fatal attack, claiming Shrien had hired him to kill Anni.

The case against the British businessman was eventually thrown out by judge Jeanette Traverso, who ruled evidence against Shrien was "riddled with contradictions".

"He’s such a good person, he’s been through so much," Vinod's brother Ashok told media after the accident. "Bad things happen to good people sometimes."

'He has movement in his elbow, which surgeons say is the most important thing, and his finger tips are getting warmer.

"He may not get 100 per cent movement below the elbow, but they have all sorts of techniques to help with his hand movement."

Vinod will need to wait a year and a half to see the full extent of the injury.

Sources: The Mirror, Mail Online

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