A four-year-old child suffered a serious brain injury after he was attacked by a knife-wielding 18-year-old boy, who was allegedly high on meth, at his home in Ho Chi Minh City last weekend.
A source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper confirmed on Tuesday that police in Binh Chanh District had arrested Truong Duc Hanh, 18, who hails from northern Ha Nam Province.
At around 7:00 pm on Sunday, Hanh, who showed signs of being high on crystal meth, carried a knife and rushed into a house in Le Minh Xuan Commune, Binh Chanh District.
A four-year-old boy named V. was attacked by Hanh as he was playing inside the house.
Local residents then joined hands to apprehend Hanh and brought the victim to the hospital for emergency treatment.
He was later transferred to Cho Ray Hospital in District 5.
According to doctors, the patient was still conscious when he arrived at the institution.
He was traumatized and had a slash wound about 10 centimeters long on his forehead.
The wound caused a piece of his frontal bone to pierce into his brain, thus the patient had to undergo surgery.
The boy was prescribed high doses of antibiotics to prevent infection following the procedure.
He is now in stable conditions.
V. lives with his grandparents as his mother is working far away from home.
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