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Chinese director arrested for allegedly killing pregnant Vietnamese accountant

Chinese director arrested for allegedly killing pregnant Vietnamese accountant

Friday, March 31, 2023, 15:05 GMT+7
Chinese director arrested for allegedly killing pregnant Vietnamese accountant
This image shows Yang Zhong Wu in police custody upon his arrest on March 30, 2023, a day after he allegedly killed a pregnant accountant at his company in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre Collaborator

A Chinese director of a company in Binh Duong Province, southern Vietnam has been arrested on suspicion of killing a Vietnamese accountant, who was eight weeks pregnant, at his firm, a local police source said on Thursday. 

Yang Zhong Wu, 47, of Chinese nationality, was detained on Thursday evening while he was holed up in Pleiku City of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, about 460 kilometers from Binh Duong, according to the source.

The victim was L.T.M., 30, an accountant of Vinh Nhuan Co. Ltd., located in Binh Duong’s Tan Uyen Town, where Yang is the director.

Yang’s arrest came one day after Binh Duong police issued a notice to hunt for him after they examined the scene of the killing at Vinh Nhuan.

The examination was made as soon as police received a report from the company's staff who found M.'s corpse in the restroom.  

M. was seen dead with multiple injuries, including a cut on her neck, on the floor of the toilet at around 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

A knife tainted with blood was found about two meters from the restroom.

Yang was seen driving a pickup truck to leave the company after the killing was discovered, the report said.

Local police scrutinized the footage of the company’s camera, which recorded what happened between Yang and M. in the office.

Accordingly, after talking with each other in an office room, the two people got into a dispute, and M. then knelt in front of the director while their row continued.

When M. did not look at him, Yang took out a knife from his body and stabbed her several times. 

As the woman managed to escape from him and ran toward the toilet nearby, Yang chased her with the knife in his hand. 

According to the victim’s relatives, the conflict between Yang and M. arose as the director thought that the company had lost some goods and he insisted that M. had colluded with others to misappropriate the lost items.

Some Vinh Nhuan employees told police that they once witnessed some quarrels between Yang and the accountant, who had worked for the firm for nearly two years.

M. died when she was eight weeks pregnant, her relatives told police, who have handed over M.’s body to her family. 

The police forces of Binh Duong and Gia Lai coordinated to take Yang back to Binh Duong for an investigation into the murder case.

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Vinh Tho - Ba Son / Tuoi Tre News


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