Police say a 17-year-old Taiwanese boy has been arrested for chopping off his father's hands, allegedly to avenge years of physical abuse.
Police say the boy cut through his father's wrists with a knife while he was asleep at the family home in central Miaoli.
The 37-year-old father, a divorced ironsmith, is in stable condition after doctors reattached his severed hands.
Police say the boy admitted to cutting his father's hands off and showed no remorse. They say the boy complained that his father had beat him after he refused to get a job while attending school.
The boy has been handed over to a juvenile court that will decide whether to file charges.
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