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South Korean man arrested for allegedly killing father in Ho Chi Minh City

South Korean man arrested for allegedly killing father in Ho Chi Minh City

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 11:19 GMT+7
South Korean man arrested for allegedly killing father in Ho Chi Minh City
The Scenic Valley 1 condo building in the Phu My Hung urban area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, where a suspected murder was discovered on March 14, 2024, in which a South Korean man was suspected to be killed by his son. Photo: Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre

Police in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City have arrested a South Korean man on suspicion of killing his father who wanted to reconcile the conflict between his son and daughter-in-law.

The suspect killer, L., around 30 years old, has been detained for investigation on charges of murder, the municipal police department said on Friday evening.

The victim was L.’s father, a South Korean man in his 60s, who arrived in Vietnam from South Korea on Wednesday.

The murder was discovered at the Scenic Valley 1 condo building on Ton Dat Tien Street, in the Phu My Hung urban area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, on early morning of Thursday.

At around 3:00 am that day, a team of security guards of the building while on patrol found three knives and one pair of scissors, all stained with blood, on the yard of the building, along with many bloodstains scattered around these tools.

Security guards then launched an urgent check in all 23 floors of the building and detected doubtful signs at apartment no. B301 on the third floor.

They immediately reported their findings to local police, who rushed to the apartment and found L.’s father lying dead in the bedroom, with many wounds over his body and blood stains around the corpse.

After watching relevant security camera footage, they found that L. left his apartment at 3:40 am on the same day.  

Suspecting L. to be the killer, police immediately launched a search for him.

L. was later arrested when he was found lying on a grassland in the urban area, about 500 meters from the building.    

According to initial reports, L. had lived with his wife at the apartment before she left due to repeated conflicts between them.

Such a situation prompted L.’s father to go to Vietnam to reconcile his son and daughter-in-law.

During a quarrel between L. and his father, the son probably used a weapon to kill his dad, investigators said.  

Since the suspected murder is related to foreigners, it has been transferred to the city’s police department, which is continuing their investigation into the case.

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Vinh Tho - Minh Hoa / Tuoi Tre News

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