Authorities in Hanoi have decided not to institute any legal proceeding regarding the assault of a female employee at the Noi Bai International Airport earlier this month.
The Hanoi People’s Committee has submitted a report to the prime minster, stating that the municipal Department of Police and People’s Procuracy had agreed not to carry out legal procedures with regard to the attack on Nguyen Le Quynh Anh, a Vietnam Airlines airport service deputy.
Anh was assaulted by Dao Vinh Thuan, an official of the Hanoi traffic inspectorate, and his friend, Tran Duong Tung, who were both infuriated after missing their Vietnam Airline flight on October 18.
The municipal Department of Transport, Department of Police, and relevant agencies have been ordered to clarify the case and impose stern penalty on the attackers in accordance with their authority.
Officers have convened several working sessions with Vietnam Airlines, managers of Noi Bai Airport, as well as Thuan and Tung.
As the victim refused to have her injury evaluated while Vietnam Airlines and airport managers referred the incident to as a violation of public order, investigators decided that no legal process would be conducted against the two passengers.
Thuan was previously ordered to make a public apology to Anh and later dismissed from his position at the Hanoi Department of Transport.
He was also banned from flight for six months while Tung was slapped with a 12-month flight prohibition.
According to the case file, Anh and her colleague approached the two men, attempting to help them reschedule another flight, but were met with extreme anger and aggression.
The situation escalated quickly when Tung hit Anh several times on her head with his wallet while Thuan restrained her by grabbing her shirt. The entire incident was caught by CCTV.