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Vietnamese military officer arrested for tying up wife, beating her to death

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:49 GMT+7
Vietnamese military officer arrested for tying up wife, beating her to death
The house in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri where the violence took place on December 10, 2019. Photo: Xuan Ngoc / Tuoi Tre

A military officer in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri has been taken into custody for tying up his wife and torturing her to death after a phone call she received from another man sent him into a jealous rage.

Police in Khe Sanh Town, Huong Hoa District confirmed the arrest of local military officer Ho Van Chuong, 40, on Wednesday afternoon for the death of his wife, 30-year-old Ho Thi My L..

L. was first brought to the hospital on Wednesday morning with multiple wounds across her body, but doctors confirmed she had already died before her arrival.

An autopsy of the body led police to suspect assault as the cause of death.

At the police station, Chuong claimed that he and his wife were watching football on Tuesday evening when L. received a phone call from a man. 

Chuong, who claims he had been drinking alcohol, became consumed by jealousy and began hitting his wife.

L. ran into the bathroom and locked the door, but Chuong eventually forced it open, tied her up, and beat her unconscious. 

On the following morning, he had someone take her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The case has been transferred to the provincial Department of Police for further investigation.

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