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Vietnam police probe case of little girl with traumatic brain injury allegedly due to abuse

Vietnam police probe case of little girl with traumatic brain injury allegedly due to abuse

Monday, July 18, 2022, 17:22 GMT+7
Vietnam police probe case of little girl with traumatic brain injury allegedly due to abuse
This image shows C.P.L., a 2-year-old girl, treated for traumatic brain injury and other wounds at Lam Dong General Hospital in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam. Photo: M.V. / Tuoi Tre

Police in Da Lat City are investigating the case of a little girl, aged two, hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and other wounds suspected to be caused by abuse. 

A woman took the girl, who was in a coma, to Lam Dong General Hospital in the namesake province, located in Vietnam's Central Highlands region, on Saturday.

The woman, Huynh Thi Thanh Hang, 26, initially declared the girl’s name as H.N.H.B. and claimed to be her caretaker, the hospital reported.

Falling into a critical condition, the little child had bruises all over her body and was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, intracerebral hematoma, pulmonary contusion, and other injuries, doctors said. 

At that time, Hang re-declared the little girl’s name as C.P.L., whose mother is C.T.T., a 26-year-old native of Dak Lak Province, also in the Central Highlands region.

Finding that the girl’s severe conditions were abnormal, unlikely to have been caused by an accident as she said, the hospital reported it to police officers. 

According to initial investigation, T. left her daughter in the care of Cao Thi Dao, a babysitter at a preschool in Da Lat.

In June this year, Dao, so busy with house repairs, had Hang and another woman, 24-year-old Vuong Ngoc Thao Vy, take care of the little girl. 

Hang and Vy took L. to their rented house in the city and kept the girl there until her hospitalization.

The municipal administration sent their representatives to visit the girl at the hospital and urged local police to clarify this serious case soon.

Local authorities also gave VND22 million (US$940) as initial support to the family of the girl. 

On Sunday afternoon, the little girl was still on a ventilator at the hospital’s emergency department. 

In June last year, the People’s Court in southern Vinh Long Province sentenced Duong Thi Ngoc Giau, 27, a local babysitter, to 15 years in prison for beating a one-year-old boy to death.

The boy was hospitalized on November 13, 2020 after the abuse and died the same day due to acute hemorrhagic shock combined with multiple injuries, local police said.

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Vinh Tho - M. Vinh / Tuoi Tre

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