Police in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh are investigating the alleged kidnapping of a local businessman’s wife after she was found tied up and wounded in a southern province two weeks ago.
Officers confirmed on Wednesday they are looking into the purported abduction of N.T.P., 30, a resident of Dong Hoi, the capital of Quang Binh.
P.’s legs were bound and she was suffering multiple bruises across her body along with crushed bones in both her hands when local residents in Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province found her lying on the sidewalk near Ton Duc Thang Street.
The woman was then brought to the Nhon Trach Medical Center where the incident was reported to competent authorities.
P. was in such a state of shock that police were only able to collect basic information – her name and home address – upon arriving at the hospital.
She also handed over a document which appeared to be a contract worth VND3.5 billion (US$154,000) for her abduction.
Police then notified P.’s husband, 38-year-old Nguyen Hai Son, the director of a company in Dong Hoi, that his wife was found in Dong Nai.
According to the Son, P. never returned home from her work in Dong Hoi since April 27.
Friends and family began a search for the missing woman after failing to reach her by phone.
A few days later, the family received a phone call from a stranger who claimed to have kidnapped P. and demanded a VND10 billion ($440,000) ransom, Son claimed.
P. has since returned to Dong Hoi for further treatment.
Police are continuing their investigation into the case.