Police in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday that they are investigating the death of a deaf and mute man who had been reported being beaten by a foreigner this week.
Da Nang police units are carrying out their investigation, Colonel Tran Phuoc, chief of Hai Chau District police, said.
Regarding the purported involvement of the foreigner, Col. Chan said police would announce whether it was true when they finish their probe, without elaborating.
The death of Le Ngoc Chan, the 36-year-old man in question, has gone viral on Facebook, with thousands of shares and demands that whoever killed the man be brought to justice.
Reports said that multiple people from Golden Pine Pub and Simple Man Pub on Bach Dang Street, Hai Chau District were involved in a fight in the small hours of January 1.
Chan, who was deaf and mute and working for Golden Pine, was injured and taken to the hospital for emergency treatment.
He hailed from Dai Loc District, located in the central province of Quang Nam.
Chan passed away at the hospital on January 5, survived by his pregnant wife and their child.
Initial information showed that Chan was repeatedly beaten in the head by the foreigner during the fight.