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Mansis Bandi Biography
Mansis Bandi, 50, had been drinking wine and whiskey at a function in south-east Melbourne in October 2017 when her longtime friend confronted her.
The pair fell to the ground, fighting, hitting and scratching each other as Bandi, a mother of four, bit the left ring finger of her friend and cut off the tip of it.The victim had to have another finger amputated at the hospital.
Bandi, a mother of four,later told police she ‘was sorry’ the incident happened
Bandi, now 50, received a deferred engagement in Victoria County Court on Wednesday and was ordered to behave well for three years.
She must also make a $ 300 donation to a charity.
She previously pleaded guilty to recklessly causing serious injury after other charges were dropped following an aborted trial and a second that had to be thrown out due to Covid-19.
Judge George Georgiou said that Bandi did not cause the incident and that she acted in what she thought was self-defense, but she overstepped.
After biting the tip of the other woman’s finger, Bandi left the Cranbourne South show and went to the police.
She said they pulled her out of her car by her hair, bit her and threw a piece of wood at her.
Bandi wasn’t charged until July 2018. She told investigators she was pinned down and trapped underneath her friend when she bit her finger.
“Look, I don’t feel good, I feel bad for causing so much injury,” said Bandi. I’m sorry that happened.
Judge Georgiou considered that the circumstances of the case were exceptional and said that it did not justify the jail sentence.
Both Bandi and her friend are from Papua New Guinea and have known each other for most of their lives.
Bandi was spared a conviction for assault and using a carriage service to harass after punching another woman in the face and sending her a threatening text message
Their relationship began to deteriorate in 2016 because the friend did not approve of Bandi’s relationship.
One of Bandi’s sons described her as a ‘brave and strong woman’ who raised four children alone.
In 2009, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she underwent a double mastectomy. The year before, she developed pleural tuberculosis, but later cleared of the disease.
Judge Georgiou said that Bandi had strong family support, she worked as a farm packer and cared for her grandson and had contributed significantly to the PNG community in Victoria since she arrived here in 2003.
In 2015, she escaped a conviction for assault and use of a harassing transportation service after punching another woman in the face of her and sending her a threatening text message.