A Vietnamese man from the northern province of Ninh Binh allegedly killed his lover’s little daughter by kicking the four-year-old child so hard in the chest, according to police in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Police officers said on Wednesday that they were finalizing documents to start legal proceedings against Phan Doan Thao, 28, whose registered address is in Phu Long Commune, Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province, on 'murder' charges.
His wife and three children are living there.
Currently residing in Minh Nong Ward, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province, Thao is having a love affair with Ha Thi Hai Y., 25, living in Nong Trang Ward in the same city.
On April 20, Y. took her four-year-old daughter, N., to No. 128 Hung Quoc Vuong Street in Minh Nong Ward to stay with Thao.
Thao yelled at N., dragged her out of the bathroom on the second floor, and started hitting the child when she was playing with water there at around 3:00 pm on April 23.
During the incident, Thao kicked N. so hard in her chest with his right foot that she slammed into the wall.
The child could barely make a hiccup after the strong kick, before passing out.
As he could not revive N. with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Thao took her to Phu Tho Province’s Pediatric Center for emergency treatment, where she was pronounced dead.
The autopsy results showed that there were several abrasions, bruises, and hematomas on N.’s face and neck.