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Saigon game center employee found dead after being locked up by boss

Saigon game center employee found dead after being locked up by boss

Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 16:46 GMT+7
Saigon game center employee found dead after being locked up by boss
An online game center in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City where an employee was found dead by hanging on April 4, 2021. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

An employee of an online game center in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City has been found dead by hanging after being locked up by his boss, who thought he had stolen money from the shop.

The deceased man was 24-year-old N.V.Q., who hailed from the south-central province of Khanh Hoa and worked for an online game center on Le Van Viet Street in Tang Nhon Phu A Ward, Thu Duc City, officers confirmed on Monday.

Q. was found dead by hanging inside a staff break room of the shop on Sunday.

Nguyen Thanh Tam, Q.’s 29-year-old boss, admitted to having locked his employee up in the break room since Saturday night.

Tam suspected that Q. had stolen VND25 million (US$1,090) from the shop and would only let Q. go if he agreed to return the money.

Tam also tasked Le Hung Manh, 18, with guarding the room.

Manh discovered Q.’s body at around 10:30 am on Sunday and told Tam about the incident.

The boss later reported the case to police officers.

Police have examined the scene and carried out an autopsy.

Tam and Manh have been taken into custody to facilitate the investigation.

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