Police in the central province of Ninh Thuan are tracking down a man who allegedly raped a nine-year-old girl in the toilet of her school.
At around 6 a.m. on Wednesday the victim, referred to as N., was brought to the primary school by her father.
The father said he was busy so he left N. walking into her class on her own.
At that time, there were only two classmates of hers in the school yard.
When N. was walking upstairs, a man reportedly appeared and forced her into the toilet.
The man was later described as being around 1.5 meters tall, wearing a T-shirt and short pants with his hair dyed blonde.
He reportedly hit her face and threatened to cut her throat if she screamed.
The man then raped N. and also threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
After N. came home at around 10 a.m., she told her family about the man. She was immediately brought to hospital with vaginal bleeding.
As soon as the family reported the case to local police, the police summoned a number of suspects for questioning.
N. was also asked to identify the suspects, but she said none of them was the man who raped her.