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Hanoi police arrest suspect vandalizing 40 graves in Hanoi

Hanoi police arrest suspect vandalizing 40 graves in Hanoi

Friday, February 23, 2024, 16:11 GMT+7
Hanoi police arrest suspect vandalizing 40 graves in Hanoi
A flower vase and a joss stick bowl are damaged at a grave in Hanoi. Photo: Supplied

Police in Hanoi on Thursday detained a suspect for damaging 40 graves at a cemetery in Tay Mo Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, sparking public concern, a local police officer told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Friday.

The suspect, born in 2008, shows signs of a minor mental illness.

The police are further investigating the case.

The administration in Tay Mo Ward on Monday received reports of vandalized graves. The ward authorities and police rushed to the scene to investigate the case.

At night on the same day, more graves were hammered.

D.V.C, a 63-resident in Tay Mo Ward, said the grave of his family member was damaged.

Since then, his family has visited the cemetery regularly to prevent similar cases.

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Thanh Ha - Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre News

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