Police in Ho Chi Minh City have identified three suspects behind an acid attack this week, including the alleged mastermind who said she wanted to take revenge on one of the victims for breaking up with her.
Two men, 19 and 20, were arrested Friday for allegedly throwing acid at two female college students on Wednesday morning in Go Vap District.
Luong Thuy Kieu Quyen, who allegedly planned the attack, was arrested Thursday.
The 21-year-old told police that she went to the same school with the targeted victim, whose first name is Duyen.
Quyen said she had a romantic relationship with Duyen. But after Quyen dated another person, Duyen broke up with her and forced her to leave the apartment that they shared.
Quyen said she then plotted a revenge with the help of her new boyfriend, who is one of the two men arrested, local media reported.
The couple paid the other man VND1 million (US$45) for help. They bought a bottle of acid for VND106,000 from a shop in the city, according to Quyen’s statement.
The men then attacked Duyen, who was on her way home from school with another friend.
Duyen suffered burns on both arms while Huong, the friend who rode the bike, received most of the acid that left serious burns all over her face and blinded her left eye.
Police said the investigation continues.