Police in Dong Nai Province on Friday confirmed they had arrested a Chinese man who seriously injured his Vietnamese wife and her family in a slashing spree on Valentine’s Day, local media reported.
According to news website Kien Thuc, Wen Yi Min, 38, is under investigations on attempted murder charges.
Ha Vu Phuong, 25, and Wen got married in 2013 and she moved to China with him.
Phuong was reportedly mistreated by her husband and his family.
In early 2015, Phuong and her daughter came to Vietnam to visit her mother who was sick. Phuong then decided to stay longger, although Wen repeatedly asked her to return to China.
On January 28, Wen visited Phuong’s house and she told him she wanted a divorce.
During his stay, the couple usually argued. Wen also had conflicts with Phuong’s mother and brother.
Police said the early morning of February 14, when everyone was sleeping, Wen attacked Phuong’s 23-year-old brother with a machete.
The brother was wounded and started screaming for help.
Wen allegedly went on to attack other people, including Phuong, her mother and her younger sister.
After they all collapsed, Wen fled to a forest nearby. Police arrested him around noon.
The five victims sustained multiple slash wounds. Phuong’s brother was the most severely injured.
Doctors said they are no longer in critical condition but it will take a long time for them to fully recover.