Police in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam are hunting for three suspects who raped a 19-year-old nun before stealing her money in a local pagoda.
Officers in Tam Nghia Commune, Bui Thanh District confirmed on Saturday they were collecting statements and extracting CCTV footage to identify the suspects.
Preliminary reports showed that three masked men broke into a local pagoda at around 11:30 am on Friday.
Q., a 19-year-old nun, found the suspects as they were looking for valuable objects.
The nun screamed for help and ran toward her bedroom and locked the door.
The suspects then forced open the door and took turns to rape the nun, before taking VND1.5 million (US$64) from the victim’s handbag and escaping the scene.
Q. later kept the head of the pagoda informed of the incident, and the case was reported to police officers on the same day.
Officers have examined the scene and brought the victim to a local medical center for a health check and evaluation of injury.