A “well-respected” grandmother who bit off the tip of her former friend’s finger during a drunken brawl has been spared jail.
- A judge said Mansis Bandi believed she was acting in self defence
- The 50-year-old grandmother was described by a friend as “well respected”
- Bandi’s own finger was bitten in the fight and her back was scratched
Mansis Bandi, 50, was today given a three-year good behaviour bond in Victoria’s County Court over the fight, which forced surgeons to amputate part of her victim’s ring finger.
But, in sentencing the woman, Judge George Georgiou described the case as “exceptional”.
“You did not provoke this incident,” the judge said.
“You were acting in what you believed was self defence.
“You, of course, overstepped…