The house in which Nguyen Cong Hoan, 39, killed himself and his mother. Photo: Quang Nam
A man in the central province of Quang Binh killed himself early Wednesday after stabbing his mother to death and injuring his wife and son, sources said.
Nguyen Cong Hoan, 39, reportedly came home at around 1:15 a.m. after drinking with his friends through midnight.
He asked his wife Lam Thi Ty, 36, and his son Nguyen Hoai Nam, 12, to buy him some rice wine.
Ty refused to do so and the couple picked up a fight.
Hoan reportedly grabbed a knife and stabbed Ty in the chest. Nam tried to stop him and was injured.
Hoan’s mother Lam Thi Ninh, 85, rushed over and tried to stop Hoan. He repeatedly stabbed her in the chest, neck and back. She died soon later.
He then killed himself.
Ty was rushed to hospital with severe injuries. She is recovering after treatment.
Local police said Hoan had been diagnosed with mental illness but had not received proper treatment.