JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Dog thieves wanted by police after shooting student with crossbow in Vietnam (graphic pic)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 16:10 GMT+7
Dog thieves wanted by police after shooting student with crossbow in Vietnam (graphic pic)
The victim P.Q.D. is seen stabbed in the neck with an arrow in this supplied photo.

A student from An Giang Province in southern Vietnam was found in a critical condition after two thieves who tried to snatch his dog fired an arrow at his neck.

Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Van Dau, chief of police of Cho Moi District in An Giang, said on Tuesday that his force was working with authorities in bordering Dong Thap Province to search for the thief ring involved in the case, which took place in Long Dien B Commune of the locality.

“This group is responsible for several dog thievery instances in the last few days," he said.

"We are trying to find the group and put them through due process.

“However, as the Cho Moi District adjoins Dong Thap Province, the search area is rather large, which has made the searching more time-consuming.”

Earlier, the victim P.Q.D., 19, from Dong Thap's Long Dien B, found two thieves trying to steal a dog from his family.

He continued to chase them down with his father on a motorbike before getting shot in the neck by an improvised crossbow.

Supplied photo shows a two-pronged arrow after being removed from P.Q.D.'s body.

A supplied photo shows a two-prong arrow after being removed from P.Q.D.'s body.

The victim was promptly brought to Cho Moi District General Hospital before transferred to An Giang Province General Hospital due to his critical condition.

He pulled through thanks to the effort of a surgical team who conducted a three-hour operation to safely remove the arrow from his body.

The arrow is 50 centimeters long with an eight-centimeter, two-prong arrowhead that pierced through his flesh and touched the cervical spine, doctors said.

However, the lesion was not fatal.

The patient has so far regained consciousness and been able to communicate with medical workers.

D. is reavealed to be a freshman at Can Tho University in the namesake city, who just arrived home for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news